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MORE MEN ARE PUTTING #FAMILYFIRST
by Jessica Dickler / March 18, 2016

Adam LaRoche isn’t the only professional putting his children first these days.

After being discouraged from bringing his son into the clubhouse so frequently, the Chicago White Sox designated hitter opted to retire from the major leagues. He was set to earn $13 million this season in the second year of a $25 million contract, according to published reports. Instead, he tweeted out his goodbye to the game with the hashtag #familyfirst.

Yet even before that tweet, the family first mindset was trending well beyond the world of Twitter.

Recent research shows that men increasingly are more inclined to make sacrifices at work for the sake of work-life balance or dial back their careers altogether.

For starters, men are spending more time with their children while they are young. A study by the Families and Work Institute found that women still spend more time per workday caring for children, and their time increased from 3.8 hours in 1977 to four hours in 2008 — but over the same time period, men increased their hours to 3.1 from 2.

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