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Michelle Budig (FRS '06-'07) Referenced in Article in The Guardian

Michelle Budig’s research on the fatherhood bonus – in which employers reward fathers because they perceive fatherhood as a sign of a worker's commitment, stability and “deservingness”, was recently referenced in an article in The Guardian. The article highlights the inequity between men and women in the workplace when they become parents, and also exposes when this trend breaks down including “a generalized hostility to offering anyone, male or female, the flexibility parenting takes”. Read the article here.