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Dads Want Work-Family Balance Too

Simplistic social analysis too often emerges from studies of people exactly like us, and more specifically when the research focuses on a microcosm of people who may not be that relevant for the rest of us. In Steven E. Rhoads’ IFS article, “Lean In’s Biggest Hurdle: What Most Moms Want,” he picks academia as the place to make big statements about women’s supposed innate desire to work part time and be full-time mothers, and projects those too far. The problem is that research or analysis that looks only at the rarefied air of the corporate sector or of university professors informs us about, well, corporations and university professors. Following are two myths in Rhoads’ article that need to be addressed. Read More

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