New “Work in Progress” Blog

The research of the UWM Department of Sociology’s Noelle Chesley is highlighted on the new blog “Work in Progress: Sociology on the economy, work and inequality.” The theme of Professor Chesley’s research article is what the experiences of breadwinner workers tell us about work (and home). The article examines the breadwinner roles portrayed in the popular ABC sitcom Modern Family and how they do not agree with the Pew Research Center Report of 2013 which states that 40% of mothers are breadwinners. The article brings up such issues as fatigue and stress in parenting, and how each parent handles the conflicts between family and work. Read the Work in Progress Blog.