The New Dad: Exploring Fatherhood Within a Career Context.

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Harrington, Brad.
Van Deusen, Fred.
Ladge, Jamie.
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Boston College.
Center for Work & Family.
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Through this study, the researchers have attempted to view and understand, through men's eyes, the experience of today's working fathers in their roles both as worker and parent. The researchers were interested in the career identity and the paternal identity of new fathers and how the two roles integrate, conflict, and enrich one another. Through conversations with 33 men, they provide a look inside what it means to be a new father and in so doing, give a richer understanding of men's struggles and joy as they embrace their roles as breadwinner and caregiver. (Author abstract modified)

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