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Gender Norms and Institutional Culture: The Family-Friendly Versus the Father-Friendly University

From: The Journal of Higher Education
Volume 84, Number 3, May/June 2013
pp. 363-396 | 10.1353/jhe.2013.0017



This article investigates the role that gender norms and expectations about parenting play in establishing the family-friendly versus the father-friendly university. Using interviews with 51 male faculty at three research universities, the article considers how faculty and administrators' actions perpetuate cultures that promote or hinder men's involvement in the home.