Where We Live: Recession Redefines The Modern Family
Connecticut Families cope with shifting roles and responsibilities
The American family has been changing for decades and attitudes about what makes up a family have been changing as well.
But, it seems the recession has sped up the process.
Most of the lost jobs in the last few years were lost by men – that tipped the balance of the workforce toward women for the first time in American history. The change is redefining gender roles and relationships at home in ways not seen since the Great Depression.
Coming up, Where We Live, we’ll talk with the director of the Connecticut Commission on Children which has helped launch initiatives like “Children and the Recession Task Force” and the 2011 Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative to learn the local affects of the recession on families. And we’ll hear from parents about how they are coping with these shifting roles and responsibilities.
And, we want to hear from you – has your family undergone a major shift? Do you have a new caretaker for the children? A new primary breadwinner?