The Challenges Faced By Working Dads, All In One Awesome Infographic!

This infographic with statistics compiled by the White House for the Working Fathers Summit, makes a compelling case of the importance of working dads' issues. (click to see full graphic)
This infographic with statistics compiled by the White House for the Working Fathers Summit, makes a compelling case of the importance of working dads’ issues. (click to see full graphic)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Even moreso for this awesome infographic that the White House issued as a lead-up to the recent Summit on Working Fathers and Summit on Working Families (I am proud to be a participant in both of these efforts). To me, this graphic reinforces three important messages:

  1. To Working Dads– You are not alone. Many share the same challenges that you do.
  2. To Employers– Why you can and should be part of the solution, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it is good business to do so
  3. To Everyone– This graphic makes it clear that working fathers’ concerns are really important for company and public policy. The fact that the White House and so many employers are giving them increased attention is a sure sign of progress.

See below for the full infographic (or click here):

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This infographic with statistics compiled by the White House for the Working Fathers Summit, makes a compelling case of the importance of working dads' issues. (click to see full graphic)

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What do you think about these issues? Any stories to share that could illustrate one of the included statistics? Let’s discuss in the comments section.

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6 thoughts on “The Challenges Faced By Working Dads, All In One Awesome Infographic!

  1. This is really spot-on and more awareness is needed of these issues. I think very few people not in such a situation realise how hard it is to have two people working and raIsing children. It is like balancing on a tightrope.

    • Thanks, and I agree. The more we talk about fathers work-family challenges, their importance becomes more and more evident. I agree the balancing act is difficult- I’d just trying to do my part to share ideas on how to do so and lend support.

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