The New Dad: The Career-Caregiving Conundrum

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This chapter draws mainly from “The New Dad” studies, a decade long research series done by the Boston College Center for Work & Family which studied the changing role of primarily college-educated, white-collar fathers working in large US-based corporate settings. The series explored the experiences of these fathers on a wide range of issues including their transition to fatherhood, work roles, definitions of success, attitudes on paternity leave and caregiving, and work-family issues.




Harrington, B. (2022). The New Dad: The Career-Caregiving Conundrum. In Contributions to Management Science (pp. 197–212). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH.

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