Men need to care about caregiving so the entire labor force can benefit
I'm so grateful to Darby Saxbe for the incredible work she's doing. As a researcher, she is focused on understanding more about the drastic changes that come with parenthood. She has found that becoming a parent is a critical window: if we don't get the support we need during the early phase of parenthood, it is likely to set us on a negative, long-term trajectory.
It's time for us to support, resource, and value the people who provide care. She believes, as I do, that if men are empowered to participate more in care labor, society may actually start to value it.
Her recent Fast Company article calls for new recognition of the value of care.