ERIC Number: ED313564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The 1990s Father: Balancing Work & Family Concerns. BNA Special Report Series on Work & Family. Special Report #18.
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report examines the issues surrounding working fathers and the changing expectations of fatherhood that are creating the necessity for changes in the workplace. Issues examined include the following: (1) fathers are torn between employers expecting super employees and mothers expecting super fathers; (2) a few companies are taking note of the needs of fathers and are making policy changes to ease the conflict; (3) although more companies have paternity leave today, few fathers take advantage of more than a few days of it; (4) more fathers are taking a little time off around the birth of a child; (5) employees would like flexible time arrangements to provide a better balance between work and home life; and (6) awareness has grown, but a revolution in work policies is not expected. The report contains case studies of four companies that are especially sensitive to the needs of working fathers, explaining how their policies have been implemented. An appendix summarizes results of Catalyst's survey on policies for fathers. A 30-item bibliography concludes the document. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Change, Case Studies, Employed Parents, Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Fathers, Flexible Working Hours, Leaves of Absence, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Personnel Policy, Social Change
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC.