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Working and fathers: Combining family life and work

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How do fathers combine work and family life, and how does this affect their work performance, their stress levels and their home lives? This is the final report from Working Families’ and Lancaster University Management School’s detailed investigation into the work-life integration of today’s working fathers. Crucial reading for employers, policy makers and researchers. (2011).  Download the pdf here.


In 2015, new research was published on how contemporary fathers balance childcare and breadwinning. Drawing on qualitative discussions with 100 employed fathers in the UK and using notions of earning income and hands-on fathering as an analytical framework, the study examines how employed, married/cohabiting and lone UK fathers interpret paternity,  


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