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Superdads: How Fathers Balance Work and Family in the 21st Century

Gayle Kaufman


In an age when fathers are spending more time with their children than at any other point in the past, men are also facing unprecedented levels of work–family conflict. How do fathers balance their two most important roles—that of father and that of worker? This book captures the real voices of fathers themselves as they talk about their struggles with balancing work and family life. Through in-depth interviews with a diverse group of men, the book introduces the concept of “superdads,” a group of fathers who stand out by making significant changes to their work lives in order to accommodate t ... More

Keywords: work–family conflict, fathers, work life, family life, fatherhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814749159
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814749159.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gayle Kaufman, author