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 two very different responses to the Shriver Report and two very different ideas about paid sick leave.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the challenges of returning to work after an extended period of unemployment and a report on the increasing number of people over 65 seeking employment.

Today’s News Roundup includes several articles on career reentry and a report on the expectations of younger workers.

Today’s News Roundup includes several responses to the Shriver Report, including one by Workplace Flexibility 2010 co-directors Chai Feldblum and Katie Corrigan.

Today’s News Roundup includes the release of the Shriver Report and a collection of essays published in Time Magazine about “the quiet revolution” that has “changed the status of American women.”

Today’s News Roundup includes an article pointing to the blind spots of the GDP and a couple contributions to the National Work and Family Month blog series.

Today’s News Roundup includes a history of ‘scientific management’ and an article on the career implications of the current recession for recent college graduates.

Today’s News Roundup includes a report about the aging workforce and several articles about women and work.

Today’s News Roundup includes an analysis of census data that challenges the “opt-out revolution” and a sample of the debate the analysis provoked.