The Importance Of Work Between Men And Women

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Throughout history, men have been looked upon to be the breadwinner of the family taking care of all the financial needs while the women played an equally as demanding job working around the home all day and having to tend to children. A large majority of Canadian parents continue to live with those beliefs. Since the mid-2000 's men have spent 13 weeks away from work while women have spent an average of 31.5 weeks away from their job or workplace (Racanelli, 2015). The case study suspected that the time away from work between men and women were so off balanced was because of fear and unknowingness of what would happen to their job. A Toronto dad Adam Shona was quoted saying, "I didn 't think it was an option [for him to stay home]. I felt …show more content…
The problem to why men don 't take more time off for the reason that men are not yet equipped enough to afford more men missing from the workplace (Racanelli, 2015). Also, one of the questioned posed in the case was that, "Aren 't men already doing enough in the household?" Jessica DeGroot says aren 't doing enough, however, it is not their fault. It isn 't a man vs. women problems either. She says that many face a "win-lose decision: Succeed at work or spend time actively engaged in the care of children and aging loved ones" (DeGroot, 2015). However, this could all be subject to change. In the future, the new trend will be men doing more housework leading to a difference in the division of household labor. Anne-Marie Slaughter mentions that the changes would be beneficial for men and women, "I continue to believe that vast majority of people want both: to create an identity through rewarding work and to be able to care for their loved ones." Eventually, we will see dramatic changes to the structure of the family as well leading to changes in composition and smaller sized families (McDaniel, Tepperman). These types of changes are not a threat to traditional families. The definition of a tradition family is, "a social unit that consists of parents and children, whether living together or not." Therefore a decrease in family size could potentially lead to an increase of traditional

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