Dollars For Dads Analysis

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Sociology in the News-"Dollars for Dads" The sociology of the family examines the family as an insituition and a unit of socialization. This unit of sociolization is identified through many different sociological perspectives; such as different gender roles, marriages, the nuclear family and capitalism. Traditionally, in a nuclear famiy, the fathers go to work and the mothers stay home with the kids. Some women enter the workforce, but its not easily done. A majority of employers only give maternity leave, which makes traditional gender roles hard to break. Back thousands of years ago it was known that the father was the "bread winner" and the mother took care of the kids and the household. Now a days, people cannot afford to live off…show more content…
If paid family leave would become more available, fathers would be able to stay home and bond with their infant during that very important time in their lives. Also, with both parents being home, there can be more household division of labor and less conflict. Unfortunately men do not take family leave for fear of loss of income. When men take time off to care for family members, their long term earnings suffer-just as womens do. If paid family leave is extended to both partners it would help reduce gender differences. Bosses would stop penalizing their workers because both males and females would be taking the leave. If more workplaces would offer this to their employers it would hep society become accustomed to this new role fathers should have been playing in the first place. If men would take leave as well as women, they could both have the same achievements at work, such as how much income they recieve. Families are often influenced by the media portrayal of the way women should run their families. So this has put women in a bad position to get jobs and make as much as men do. If the woman does not take care of her family how she is expected she is viewed as a bad parent, even though the father is the exception to these expectations as a
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