Breaking ranks with their fathers and grandfathers on the important issue of work-family integration, 71 percent of men 21-39 said in a survey that they would give up some of their pay for more time with their families. “What we’re seeing is a transformation between generations and gender,” said Paula Rayman, director of the Radcliffe Public Policy Center and principal investigator in the study “Life’s Work: Generational Attitudes Toward Work and Life Integration.” The survey showed that increasing numbers of young men want to take an active role in raising their children; most workers perceive that their loyalty toward employers is not reciprocated; and many workers are sleep deprived. “Young men are beginning to replicate women’s sensibilities instead of women in the workforce trying to be more like men.” Eighty-two percent of men ages 20-39 put family time at the top of their list, keeping pace with 85 percent of women in those age groups.
Study finds that for young men, family comes first
They have different attitudes than their fathers and grandfathers