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?

September 2010


Today’s News Roundup includes a report examining economic opportunity for women across the globe, a report on the gender pay gap among managers and several articles on the need among men for improved work-life balance.


Today’s News Roundup includes an op-ed on the gender pay-gap and several responses.

Today’s News Roundup includes a blog post by Maria Shriver in which she examines the importance of workplace flexibility and mentions a forthcoming report as well as a report on the challenges faced by older workers attempting to reenter the labor force.


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the Census report on poverty and income and an editorial in support of public policy aimed at helping working parents balance job and family responsibilities.  

Today’s News Roundup includes reports on the trend in the gender gap in wages and doctoral students as well as a proposal for reducing unemployment that features job-sharing.


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the argument over paid parental leave in Australia and a report on the increasing number of grandparents with significant caregiving responsibilities.


Today’s News Roundup includes reports on telework and career mobility, an opinion on social security reform and an answer to the age-old question of whether money buys happiness.  


Today’s News Roundup includes several reports examining effects of the recession on employment and the workforce and a debate among bloggers on the subject of paid leave policy.