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 an article about the American Time Use Survey and polling data on paid sick leave.

Today’s News Roundup includes several father-focused articles about work-family balance and a report on a new ruling regarding eligibility for leave under the FMLA. 

Today’s News Roundup includes many essays and a report on working fathers and an article on the new retirement reality in France.

Today’s News Roundup includes a history of family leave legislation in the United States and a report on the work and family balance of fathers.

Today's News Roundup includes a blog post on a report that shows an interesting disparity in the paid leave benefits of private and government employees and an article on the family-friendly benefits available to fathers in Sweden. 

Today’s News Roundup includes a report that explores the effects of technology on the way we work and live and an article from BBC on policies to improve the work and family balance of grandparents.  

Today’s News Roundup includes May 2010 employment statistics and several articles examining some effects of the recession on the lives of workers.

Today’s News Roundup includes articles on working mothers, military families and paid vacation.