chapter  13
10 Pages

Family Versus Career Responsibilities

ByHarlan London Katherine R. Allen

The socialization process of males generally instills the primary importance of work roles over family roles. Adult males today were reared in an era of the separation of men's and women's roles: fathers as breadwinners and mothers as caretakers . Signs of change are reflected in the behaviors and attitudes of both younger age · groups and men of all ages who ascribe to a more egalitarian perspective. As women gain greater economic and social power. the male monopoly on power within the home and in intimate relation­ ships is decreased.