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 several articles examining paid parental leave in the UK, analysis of employment trends by gender, and a report suggesting that the rise in unemployment claims resulted from the interruption in work caused by winter weather.


Today’s News Roundup includes a report about policy changes affecting military families, analysis of an alternative work arrangement intended to mitigate unemployment, and a poll providing insight into the economic anxiety of working families.  


Today’s News Roundup includes a report that examines the effect of childbearing on the earnings of women and a global survey of employment. 


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on an analysis of California’s paid family leave program, and a report on the myriad benefits of flexible scheduling for working parents. 


Today’s News Roundup includes several articles on telework and the results of a study on paid family leave in California. 



Today’s News Roundup includes a report on workplace flexibility in the accounting industry as well as an article on support for paid sick leave legislation in Connecticut. 


Today’s News Roundup includes reports on workplace flexibility for hourly workers, unemployment, and women in science. 



Today’s News Roundup includes several articles on trends in employment and an argument in support of telecommuting.