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 survey data that reveals trends in approaches to work-family balance as well as a report on the relationship between workplace flexibility and economic prosperity in Norway.  

Today’s News Roundup includes analysis of the results of the 2010 Time Use Survey, material from a recent Senate HELP hearing on the economic situation of the middle class, and an essay on the implications of the Supreme Court’s Wal-Mart decision.


Today’s News Roundup includes a story examining the productivity of the American workforce, an article on the importance of vacation, and a report about workplace flexibility in the UK. 


Today’s News Roundup includes analysis of several recently released reports examining American fathers, a report on the passage of paid sick leave legislation in Philadelphia, and a glimpse at the economics of parental involvement.  


Today’s News Roundup includes reaction to Michelle Obama’s speech at the National Partnership for Women and Families’ 40th anniversary event, thoughts on the rising number of part-time doctors, and a story about workplace flexibility policies at Bank of America designed to retain older workers.


Today’s News Roundup includes analysis of May 2011 employment figures, stories on legal action related to maternity leave, and an argument for paid sick days.