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Gender roles are formed and reinforced from earliest childhood through family relations, social and cultural strictures and norms. Today, family structures are shifting as nuclear and extended families undergo transformations due to economic and societal changes. The traditional archetype of one father and one mother plus children reflects only 25 percent of families in the U.S. Parental roles are also evolving as single-parent, same-sex couples and adoptive parents become increasingly common. Laws and employment policies are gradually reflecting these changes but more effort needs to be focused on providing family-friendly support from affordable, accessible, quality child and elder care to flexible work arrangements.

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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has launched an innovative and important campaign called "Queer the Census" in response to the lack...
December 1, 2009 posted by Ruth SchechterOriginally posted November 22, 2009 on Gender News from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research Mothers...
By Gwendolyn Beetham*When I was in graduate school in London, one of my professors told a cute story about his daughter, born during the Thatcher era...
May 7, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird In honor of Mother’s Day, the Census Bureau released a handy-dandy fact sheet on motherhood. ...
April 3, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird The Families and Work Institute  recently released a fascinating report on the changing gender...

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