Tag Archives: work-family balance

Chart of the Day: Americans are more accepting of progressive gender roles than ever

TweetAfter a stagnating for a bit, there’s been an upswing in public support for progressive ideas about gender and work, according to a new analysis from the Council on Contemporary Families.  As the chart shows, after a rapid shift in attitudes from the mid-70s to mid-90s, in the last couple decades “the trend toward acceptance of [...]
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Chart of the Day: The many ways the US fails working families

TweetToday the White House is convening a Summit on Working Families, so it’s a good time for your regular reminder that the US’s policies for working families are the absolute worst. Seriously, whatever policy recommendations the President makes today, they will be an improvement. The US is just one of three countries with no guaranteed [...]
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Chart of the Day: There are now 2 million stay-at-home dads in the US

TweetAccording to a new Pew Research analysis, there are now about 2 million stay-at-home dads in the US — a figure that has has nearly doubled since 1989. Tweet
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1.2 million workers in New York City have paid sick leave for the first time

TweetThis month New York City’s new paid sick leave law went into effect — and employers and employees alike are feeling pretty good about it. The law went into effect on April 1. And despite the naysayers and the critics, the skies didn’t fall. Instead, without hoopla or hullabaloo, the city quietly became the largest in the [...]
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Does a more equal marriage mean less sex? 5 alternative theories

Tweet Lori Gottlieb had a piece in the New York Times Magazine this weekend called “Does A More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?” By “equal marriage,” she means that “both spouses work and take care of the house and that the relationship is built on equal power, shared interests and friendship.” And aside from a [...]
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