Did the Great Recession Make Men More “Well-Rounded?”
“took on even more responsibilities at home — either because they had to or more often than not, because they wanted to — a trend that our research has been documenting more than a decade.”
She further asserted that
“men found themselves wondering if there’s more to life than working all the time. All this, we argue, has not led to the end of men but can and will ultimately lead to more well-rounded male employees as a result.”
I will be curious to see how this plays out. A lot of men still get, and want to get, their identity through work and providing. Similarly, I think the nature of work is changing, away from the full-time permanent job with benefits, and this is going to present challenges to both men and women, even more so to those men who insist on a job as a source of identity.
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