NewsRoundup

The Roundup will be brought to you in July and August by the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN), an international membership organization for interdisciplinary work and family academics. The WFRN welcomes the participation of policy makers and practitioners as it seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among the community of global stakeholders. The Roundup is a compilation of the latest news articles, reports and other materials related to workplace flexibility delivered to your inbox on Monday and Thursday. In the fall, the WFRN will launch its new website which will include a News Feed among other features. We hope that you will get involved as a member and by posting the latest news. Questions?

Today's News Roundup includes Vice President Joseph Biden's eidtorial on working families.  The VP outlines the purpose and objectives of the recently announced task force on the middle class that will examine work/life issues.

Today's News Roundup includes a novel plan for instituting paid leave for American workers as well as an argument that Generation Y has opted for an "odyssey" rather than a career.

Today's News Roundup includes a report on the Community Policy Forum convened by Workplace Flexibility 2010 in Savannah, Georgia, as well as an article on the "policy potential" of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Today's News Roundup includes an essay that delves into the conflict between work and maternity as well as several articles on how the economic crisis is affecting family structure.

Today's News Roundup includes a report on the benefits of prenatal leave and several articles on Short Term Time Off (STO).

Today's News Roundup includes several perspectives on Carolyn Kennedy's prospective "career re-entry," as well as a report on the significance of workplace flexibility for parents whose children have disabilities.