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?

February 2011


Today’s News Roundup includes a report issued by Human Rights Watch on the negative consequences of the lack of paid family leave in the U.S., and an article on the effort in Britain to improve the gender balance of corporate boardrooms.  


Today’s News Roundup includes analysis of last week’s Department of Labor forum on workplace flexibility and several articles examining the flexibility available to federal workers.


Today’s News Roundup includes a dispatch from Department of Labor’s forum on workplace flexibility, a Pew report on attitudes toward labor unions and the business community, and several articles examining pay trends by gender.


Today’s News Roundup includes an article examining the gender disparity in nighttime caregiving duties and a report on the success of the paid sick leave law in San Francisco.  


Today’s News Roundup includes a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on employment and educational trends among Americans born between 1980 and 1984, an article on National Telework Week, and a blog post from the White House in support of workplace flexibility.   


Today’s News Roundup includes a radio broadcast of a discussion about flexible work arrangements and an essay by Tina Fey about balancing work and motherhood. 


Today’s News Roundup includes analysis of January employment statistics, an essay in support of the paid family leave program in California, an a report on youth unemployment around the world.


Today’s News Roundup includes a report on a proposal in Massachusetts to provide paid leave to working parents to promote their involvement in the education of their children.