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 contains installments from a conversation among bloggers on parental leave and a report on disproportional austerity measures in the UK.  


Today’s News Roundup includes a report from the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress on women and work, an article on the politics of paternity leave in the U.K., and a story about a successful telework experiment.


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on new technology for caregivers and a report on the difficulty of delaying retirement for some workers.



Today’s News Roundup includes a survey of workers regarding their compensation, a survey that indicates more Americans are borrowing money from their retirement accounts, and a report on juggling two jobs.  

Today's News Roundup includes reactions to the legal decision in Massachusetts concerning parental leave and an article that outlines research in support of paid sick leave.

Today's News Roundup includes a raft of articles on vacation.


Today’s News Roundup includes a report that examines the value of flexible work arrangements to caregivers and an inquiry into the finance of parenting.  

Today’s News Roundup includes a report on the career consequences of parenthood and opposing views on the debate over paid sick leave in Maine.


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the conflict over “comp” time in Chicago, the results of a survey on employment benefits and a study on the effects of a mother’s decision to work on the health of her children.