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 work-family focused analysis of the State of the Union address and an opinion about the importance of a professional degree for working women.

Today’s News Roundup includes a new report that examines work and family conflict from three angles and analysis of President Obama’s new proposals to help working families. 

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the best employer in America according to Fortuneand a radio broadcast about the balance of work and family.

Today’s News Roundup includes the results of a new study that sheds light on the economics of marriage and a mother’s account of her balance of work and family.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on Michelle Obama’s speech in support of policies that promote work-family balance and a report on pregnant women in the workforce.

Today’s News Roundup includes a historian’s perspective on Social Security and an interesting take on telework.

Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the increasing proportion of temporary workers in the U.S. and a look at the special importance of workplace flexibility during the winter months. 

Today’s News Roundup includes an article about the importance of workplace flexibility to some medical doctors and an article on how the recession has affected how Americans choose to spend their time.