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 a look at the viability of flexible work arrangements in the current recession and a progress report on “Flex in the City,” a program in Houston, TX, intended to encourage flexible work arrangements.

Today’s News Roundup includes an interview with an expert on career reentry, interesting thoughts on the language of work-life, and several articles on freelancers.

Today’s News Roundup includes a report from CEPR on the relationship between paid sick leave policies and unemployment and an interview with Jeremy Adam Smith, author of “The Daddy Shift:  How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family.”

Today’s News Roundup includes several articles on working fathers and a report that sheds light on the need for workplace flexibility among those with a chronic illness.

Today’s News Roundup includes a report on the care giving role of people with aging and ill parents and an essay on the impact of the recession on family.

Today’s News Roundup includes a report on the hearing convened by Congress to discuss the Healthy Families Act and the FIRST Act as well as an essay in support of paid family leave.

Today’s News Roundup includes a new proposal for paid family leave as well as an essay on nontraditional work weeks.

Today’s News Roundup includes several articles about a piece of legislation recently approved by the House of Representatives that would provide paid parental leave to federal employees.

Today’s News Roundup includes a report on the release of “Womenomics,” a book that provides a gender-based argument for flexible work arrangements, and an interview of its authors.