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  • Are working dads having it all?

    The Wall Street Journal - 01/30/2015

    Do working fathers have things all figured out?

    Employed dads who spend more time caring for their children feel greater job satisfaction and less work-life conflict, according to a new paper on parent involvement and work. Dads appear more serene than mothers, who feel more friction between work and home life when they devote more time to childcare.

    That may be because women with children under the age of 18 spend about twice as much on childcare as men do–1.86 hours per workday versus .91 hours for men, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It also may come down to how mothers and fathers are perceived in the workplace, says Jamie Ladge, an associate professor of management and organizational development at Northeastern University and one of the authors of the study.

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