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?

February 2009

Today's News Roundup includes articles on career reentry and paid time off as well as a feature on Representative Jan Schakowsky's approach to work-family issues.

Today's News Roundup includes several articles that examine the impact of the economic crisis on the elderly as well as a piece on the dispiriting effects of unemployment.

Today's News Roundup includes a report on career reentry for cancer survivors and an opinion piece in support of a paid family leave proposal in Oregon.

Today's News Roundup includes an account of Michelle Obama's speech about work-life issues at Howard University in Washington, DC, as well as an article that pinpoints the problem with automated scheduling systems.

Today's News Roundup contains many articles concerning the effects of the economic crisis on work-life issues.

Today's News Roundup includes a report on how the economic recession is influencing the composition of the workforce and an article arguing that expanding workplace flexibility is key to closing the wage gap between men and women.

Today's News Roundup includes several articles on the policy interests of Michelle Obama and insight into how the recession has affected the structure and demographics of the workplace.