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Dr. Harrington is a frequent contributor to global conversations on workforce issues. He is available to speak to the media about a variety of workforce topics. To contact Dr. Harrington about media appearances, click here. Some past appearances include: 

The Benefits (For the Whole Family) When Dads Take Family Leave

Utilizing Brad's research and insight as a springboard into understanding the obstacles holding dads back from family leave, the article underscores the necessity of empowering workers to balance their careers and caregiving duties regardless of gender.

As Brad observed from the Center for Work and Family's 2019 study, "Giving men paid leave and giving gender equitable leave periods is the most obvious example of sending a signal to men that men are caregivers too."

Stay-At-Home Dads Still Struggle With Diapers, Drool, Stigma And Isolation

Jason Beaubien's podcast, " All Things Considered" discusses fatherhood in the 21st century. 

"The number of men in the United States who are full-time, stay-at-home parents has risen steadily in recent decades, from maybe a million or so in 1984, according to a Pew Research Center estimate, to roughly double that in 2014. That's still much smaller than the number of stay-at-home moms, of course, and many of the challenges these dads face are universal to parenting."

Dropping the Ad Cliches, This Father’s Day Video Looks at the Hopes and Fears of Real Dads 

Interviews by Hill Holiday in AdWeek make powerful points about fatherhood.

When agencies work on internal holiday-centric content (see: holiday cards and videos), the results can be enjoyable, but mixed. For Father’s Day, it could be easy to go down the predictable path that advertising has built over the years with bumbling dads or the other various stereotypes.

Redefining Fatherhood 

Tom Ashbrook's podcast, " On Point" discusses fatherhood in the 21st century. 

"Parenthood asks a lot. Of moms and dads. This weekend is Father's Day. OK, maybe it’s a greeting card company concoction. But we’ll use it, as a chance to look at what’s going on with fatherhood. Traditional roles. New roles. Who’s pulling the weight at home. Who wants to. Who’s not. New research says we’ve got dads who are traditionalists, egalitarians and “conflicted.” Who’s happiest? This hour On Point: Fatherhood now. Whatever everybody wants from it – moms, dads, and kids." -- Tom Ashbrook

What’s Parental Leave’s Biggest Benefit? Building Confident Fathers This article gives an overview of Brad's research on working men's desire for paternity leave and other opportunities to be present caregivers. It also features comments from Brad on the patterns he has seen through a decade of researching fatherhood. He discusses how an absence of paternity leave in US companies leads to reinforcement of traditional gender roles and decreases fathers' confidence  in their parenting abilities. 
SPOTLIGHT: As A Reporter Bids Farewell, He Asks: What's It Like To Be A Stay At Home Dad In Idaho? Brad lends his voice to a discussion on how some fathers make the decision with their partners to become stay at home dads. He also comments on some of the difficulties that stay at home fathers face and why they choose to persevere.
Daddy's Home: Millennial Fathers Amp up Parenting 

"Don't let the sport coat fool you -- Simon Isaacs is ready for the playground. He's with his two-year-old daughter Kaia, selling imaginary tacos.

And while Simon's afternoon with her may not look like much, certainly no more than what many moms do every day, the 36-year-old entrepreneur sees it as a small act of revolution."

"A new survey of American workers suggests that many employees are still hesitant to take advantage of parental leave benefits, even as high-profile companies continue to offer more generous paid leave policies.

Consulting firm Deloitte used an online poll to survey 1,000 employed adults across America with access to employer benefits, asking men and women to respond to questions about how they and their co-workers perceive parental leave."

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