Battle of the Sexes: Gender Perceptions at Work

Women Emerge as Breadwinners While Men Focus on Work/Life Balance

Stay-at-Home Parenting is an Option for Everyone

Women have the natural parenting instincts and men have no interest in giving up their careers to parent full-time. Right?

Think again.

According to U.S. Census data, the number of stay-at-home dads has more than doubled since 2001, and now there are nearly 200,000 full-time stay-at-home dads in America. It's partly due to layoffs and the recession, but also because men are making work/life flexibility a priority. That's never been clearer than this survey, which found the desire to be a stay-at-home parent is equal among women and men.

Fifty-seven percent of both women and men said they would be willing to sacrifice their careers to become full time parents. Interestingly, Millennials (born after 1980) are the least likely to give up their careers with half reporting they'd do so, compared to 59% of Generation X (born 1965-1979) and 60% of Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964).