The New Dad: The Career-Caregiving Conflict: 2017.

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Harrington, Brad; Fraone, Jennifer Sabatini; Lee, Jegoo.
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Center for Work & Family. Boston College Carroll School of Management.
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Fathers today want to be active and engaged with their families, with approximately two-thirds expressing a desire to be an equal parenting partner. Unfortunately, only 30% are able to achieve that goal, leaving the largest group of fathers in our survey (38%) as "Conflicted" dads. A major objective of the study was to better understand why so many fathers felt this conflict, and how it impacted their levels of job and career satisfaction. The study describes three types of fathers (Egalitarian, Conflicted, and Traditional) across three generations (Millennials, Generation X and Baby-boomers) and explores how each type of father is faring in terms of job and career satisfaction and caregiving arrangements at home. (Author Abstract)

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