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 data on the demographics of family and the educational attainment of the workforce, a report on older workers, and Yale Law Women’s list of the ten most family-friendly law firms.  



Today’s News Roundup includes a report examining the effect of the recession on gender equality around the globe, an essay on the concept of a “good job,” and a profile of working mother and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz.


Today’s News Roundup includes a story about a Virginia mayor’s effort to promote carbon-cutting flexible work arrangements, an article about the relationship between employee satisfaction and access to flexibility, and a blog post about the gender wage gap.  


Today’s News Roundup includes an essay examining shifts in the economic roles of men, a story about how budget cuts may spur public workers to retire, and an article in support of the four-day workweek.


Today’s News Roundup includes several stories on employment trends in the U.S. and a report about a certificate recently established by Quebec to highlight businesses helping employees balance work and family commitments. 


Today’s News Roundup includes essays on the significance of Equal Pay Day, a report on the formation of a new program for military families, a report on scheduling issues at an IKEA factory in Virginia, and the results of an international time-use survey.  


Today’s News Roundup includes several reports on how a government shutdown would affect federal employees, a report from University of Minnesota examining Best Buy’s ROWE, and an article about the flexibility offered by some companies to accommodate the needs of older workers.


Today’s News Roundup includes the results of a poll concerning the attitudes of baby boomers towards retirement and a report on a study that examined the relationship between heart health and hours worked.


Today’s News Roundup includes a report on economic security, promising employment statistics from March, and video of a discussion about work-life balance recently held at the White House.