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Working Fathers: New Strategies For Balancing Work And Family Hardcover – May 1, 1997

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It's about time corporate America and the workplace started taking fathers and fathering seriously. Men's work-family conflict is about far more than paternity leave. James Levine and Todd Pittinsky call it the "Invisible Dilemma" and, without permanently drawing focus from the problems of the working mother, seek to educate us about it. The book includes practical strategies for reducing "DaddyStress," "Creating the Father-Friendly Workplace," "Breaking the Culture Collusion," and "Connecting with Your Family." This book, based on a decade of research, should find a solid readership among managers and mothers, as well as fathers.

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Levine and Pittinsky, both associated with the Families and Work Institute, write in a fluid, intelligible fashion on the neglected topic of fathers who strive to balance work and family. They begin with a scholarly examination of home and workplace issues that facilitate or undermine personal and professional productivity and well-being. The authors emphasize that equal numbers of men and women report stress associated with work-family issues and that "good dads make better workers." They then offer guidelines for creating a father-friendly workplace, including paternity leave and flexible scheduling. The final section provides suggestions for managing work and home. The authors elegantly balance scholarly reportage with practical suggestions for employers, employees, and family members. Covering an important and timely topic, this work will be at home in both business and parenting collections. Strongly recommended.?Alan J. Farber, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; First edition (May 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201149389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201149388
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,253,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 18, 1999
Format: Hardcover
A wonderful book outlining what is wrong with male-dominated business society today. If you are not a working father, some of the statistics will surprise you, otherwise you'll know exactly what the author is talking about.
Also listed are some simple (almost too simple!) suggestions on how to create a more father-friendly environment, not only for you, but for your employer and fellow employees as well.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I wasn't quite sure what to expect not having read any "partenting books" but this one was a great, great surpirise. I bought four copies two for a friend and two for my brothers. They too love it!
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