The Daddy Wars - The Atlantic

In the January/February Atlantic, Liza Mundy describes "the genius of paternity leave": it gives fathers a chance to be involved parents from the very beginning. The results are good for men, women, and children—and for society. As Mundy sees it, encouraging men to take parental leave might even solve the "having it all" dilemma faced by many working women. We've asked several experienced writers to share their own perspectives. The group includes Arlie Hochschild, the author of the groundbreaking book The Second Shift, as well as two Atlantic editors: Alexis Madrigal, fresh from his own paternity leave, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, a longtime primary caretaker of his now-teenage son.


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The Risky Business of Paternity Leave

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Why Men Fear Small Babies

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The Business Case for Paternity Leave

The Business Case for Paternity Leave

In an unpredictable job market, spouses do better when they "cross-train" at home.

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