The Daddy Trap

Men face greater expectations at home. But work isn't giving them the slack they need

Jeffrey Welch thought he had the work-life thing figured out. Five years ago, newly married, he quit the 14-hour-a-day partner track at an upper-drawer law firm for a staff job at a large New York bank, seduced by the promise of saner hours and time for a family. The family arrived soon enough--a baby, a move to the suburbs, then another child. Time, though, proved a mirage: As his department took on more work without adding attorneys, his job intensified.

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