Men Need Work/Life Balance

An often unsung area of male difficulty is that of parental leave. Women’s need to care for children is often assumed (though it can lead to glass ceilings for women), but men’s needs for work/child-rearing balance are often misunderstood. Although fewer men than women leave the workplace when they have children—thus less talent is statistically lost—it is important to note the reality of men’s biology once they become fathers. As we deal urgently with the loss of moms’ talents, we need to look at dads’—gender balance gains from this. Often, corporations are unaware of changes in male biology when the baby comes, and new male needs when men become fathers.
A man’s biology changes when he has a child. A Princeton ...

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