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Happy Father’s Day, Dad

David Zilberman, professor, agriculture and resource economics | June 15, 2013

I enjoy getting calls from my children on Father’s day. I actually get upset if I don’t hear from them on my birthday (or least a post on my Facebook wall). We didn’t have Father’s day when I was growing up and I don’t remember celebrating my own Father’s birthday. No doubt that he was … Continue reading »

How to be a happy working father

Jeremy Adam Smith, Editor, Greater Good Magazine | March 29, 2013

When the Pew Research Center released its new report on modern parenthood last week, the Southern California Public Radio show “Take Two” called to see if I’d like to comment on it. “The report finds that dads are spending more time than ever with kids,” the producer told me over the phone. “But they still … Continue reading »

Fathers have more fun

Christine Carter, director, Greater Good Parents | June 13, 2012

Are parents happier than their childless peers? For the last five years or so, I’ve answered that question with a resounding “no.” Statistics (not to mention anecdotal evidence) led me to believe that parents tend to be more stressed and less happy. In some ways, this seems understandable, even obvious. Folks without kids can go … Continue reading »

The redefinition of fatherhood demands new public policies

Jeremy Adam Smith, Editor, Greater Good Magazine | June 6, 2012

In anticipation of Father’s Day, the International Museum of Women put together a gallery on “the changing role of the modern dad,” which includes a global facts and figures, a three-minute video on how mothers around the world view fatherhood, a documentary about stay-at-home dads in Hungary, and profiles of fathers in South America and … Continue reading »