CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.--(study by the Center for Work & Family at Boston College indicates that today’s new dads do not equate being a good father with the role of “breadwinner,” but with “being there, being present, spending time, and being accessible.”)--As dads young and old look forward to celebrating Father’s Day, a new
“The New Dad: Exploring Fatherhood Within a Career Context”
"The New Dad: Exploring Fatherhood Within a Career Context" is a qualitative study of middle-income, first-time fathers that focuses on the under-researched area of men, careers, and fatherhood.
According to the study's authors, the rise of women in the workforce and downsizings triggered by the economy have shifted men’s attitudes about parenting and workplace commitment.
Significant findings from the study include:
“Based on our research, organizations can support parents in their workforce by understanding that mothers and fathers desire, and can benefit from a supportive, family friendly workplace culture and policies,” said BC Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington, author of the study with CWF senior research associate Fred Van Deusen and Jamie Ladge of Northeastern University.
The study can be accessed at www.bc.edu/cwf.
The Boston College Center for Work and Family is a global leader in helping organizations create effective workplaces that support and develop healthy and productive employees. With over 100 corporate partners worldwide, the Center links the academic community to leaders in employment settings who are committed to promoting workforce effectiveness.