The Uncommon Man

January 05, 2006

Stay-At-Home-Dads

The article linked to below is an interesting look at how men who are "stay-at-home" or "work-at-home" dads have learned from women who have struggled with the work/parenting world and how women have learned from men, too. What I like about this article is how there seems to be a coalescence of men and women trying to negotiate how to put parenting first and work second - a much needed cultural shift. Here is an interesting stat to underline this point:

A survey by American Demographics revealed that 80 percent of male respondents ages 18 to 39 said a flexible job to accommodate kids takes a higher priority than doing challenging work or earning a high salary.

via Boston Globe - Women's Struggles, Men's Aspirations Combine to Redefine "Stay-At-Home Dad"

Posted by Russell at January 5, 2006 12:48 PM

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