Wharton Webinar Series
Wharton Alumni Relations is excited to bring you the next faculty webinar offered to our Wharton alumni community. Through January 23, registration will be open EXCLUSIVELY to members of the Wharton Global Clubs Network. If you are not already a member of our club, we encourage you to join and take advantage of this valuable benefit.
Webinar Title: Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family
Webinar Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Webinar Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Led By: Stewart Friedman, Practice Professor of Management; Director, Wharton Work/Life Integration Project
Pre-registration is available now to members of Wharton Clubs. Space is limited, so register today by following the appropriate link below:
About this session:
Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family
Stew Friedman, founding director of The Wharton School’s Work/Life Integration Project, studied two generations of Wharton college students as they graduated: Gen Xers in 1992 and Millennials in 2012. The cross-generational study produced a stark discovery – the rate of graduates who plan to have children has dropped by nearly half over the past 20 years. At the same time, men and women are now more aligned in their attitudes about dual-career relationships, and they are opting out of parenthood in equal proportions. But their reasons for doing so are quite different. In his new book, Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family, and in this session, Friedman draws on this unique research to explain why so many young people are not planning to become parents. He reveals good news, that there is a greater freedom of choice now, and bad, that new constraints are limiting people’s options.