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 results that shed light on the extent to which caregiving responsibilities affect workplace productivity and several articles on telework. 


Today’s News Roundup includes a chart examining trends in women’s earnings over the past three decades, a look at the effect of paid sick days on business and employment, and a story about the division of household chores.

Today's News Roundup includes a story about a very generous flexible leave policy, poll data showing that American employees feel pressed for time, and several studies examining maternity leave.  

Today's News Roundup includes several perspectives on the rising need among older workers to delay retirement, polling data from Gallup that shows a continuing slump in Americans' access to basic needs, and a story on a recent study conducted by AARP on the cost of caring for the aging and disabled. 

Today's News Roundup includes a story about Rahm Emanuel's push for paid maternity leave in Chicago, data confirming the aging of the population, and a study looking at whether work and family challenges deter women from running for political office.


Today’s News Roundup includes several viewpoints on workplace flexibility for hourly workers, reaction to June’s jobs figures, and a report showing that working hours are rising faster than compensation.  


Today’s News Roundup includes a profile of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, analysis of data showing a gender disparity in the economic recovery, and a couple articles about paid sick leave legislation.  


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on the evolving needs of working parents and a story about Senator Gillibrand’s effort to promote greater political participation among women.


Today’s News Roundup includes an article on Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s veto of paid sick leave legislation and several perspectives on the relationship between workplace flexibility and workplace equality.