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The New Dad

Research Study on Men and Fathers

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The New Dad Take Your Leave


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Fathers in the Workplace Forum (virtual)

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Washington Post article: Dads, too, want to have it all


The New Dad 2013

The New Dad: A Work (and Life) in Progress (June, 2013)   

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The New Dad: Right at Home
The New Dad: A Study of Fathers in Australia
  • Professor Brad Harrington shared the results of The New Dad: Caring, Committed and Conflicted, the Center for Work & Family’s latest quantitative study on the status of fathers in America on CNN American Morning. (June 30, 2011).
  • Dr. Harrington was interviewed by news anchor Gene Lavanchy on the Center’s fatherhood study The New Dad on Fox 25 News Boston. (June 15, 2011).

Sampling of Press on The New Dad

  • BCCWF research is cited in a story on how brands and advertisers are waking up to the shifting roles of men and fathers in the NY Times Don't Call Him Mom, or an Imbecile
  • The Chicago Tribune and LA Times quote Brad Harrington on the trend reflecting that more men are contributing to gorcery shopping and other family responsibilities.
  • Human Resource Executive Magazine featured The New Dad Study in its cover story Fathers Know Best and provided a summary of the recommendations from The New Dad Report and quotes from Brad Harrington.
  • Brad Harrington was interviewed on Fox 25 News during Work-Life Wednesday to discuss the data used in Time Magazine's "Chore Wars."
  • Brad Harrington discussed the changing role of fathers on Canadian Sun Network’s Charles Adler Show. 
  • "Shared parenting" was the topic of conversation on WBUR's Radio Boston when Brad Harrington appeared along with Marc and Amy Vachon, authors of Equally Shared Parenting. (June 16, 2011).
  • The Time Magazine cover story "Chore Wars" states that when combining paid and unpaid work, men and women put in the same number of hours. Brad Harrington and NYU Professor of Sociology Kathleen Gerson were expert commentators on Minnesota Public Radio's Midmorning show with host Kerry Miller.