Workplace Flexibility 2010 hosts “Focus on Workplace Flexibility”
November 30, 2010
Building on the momentum generated by the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility, this week Workplace Flexibility 2010 is hosting “Focus on Workplace Flexibility” in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
This national conference will closely examine the demographic and economic changes transforming work and family, as well as effective business practices and practical public policy solutions to support workplace flexibility. It will strengthen existing partnerships; accelerate the process of making workplace flexibility a standard of the American workplace; and highlight the pioneering contributions of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s program on Workplace, Work Force and Working Families.
The conference has also producing a number of new research papers that delve into workplace flexibility’s impact on stress management, time allocation in American families, the career cost of family, phased retirement, women’s employment levels in research science, informal workplace flexibility practices, working parents, and military families. Read more at the links below:
- Workplace Flexibility and Daily Stress Processes in Hotel Employees and their Children by David Almeida & Kelly D. Davis, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the Pennsylvania State University
- Family Change and Time Allocation in American Families by Suzanne M. Bianchi, UCLA
- The Career Cost of Family by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz, Department of Economics, Harvard University
- Phased Retirement and Workplace Flexibility for Older Adults: Opportunities and Challenges by Richard W. Johnson, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute
- Keeping Women in the Science Pipeline by Mary Ann Mason, Marc Goulden, Karie Frasch, University of California, Berkeley
- Workplace Flexibility and Worker Agency by Lawrence S. Root, School of Social Work, University of Michigan, and Alford A. Young Jr. Professor, Department of Sociology and Center for Afro-American and African Studies, University of Michigan
- The Face of Workplace Flexibility by Barbara Schneider, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor Michigan State university and Senior Fellow and NORC at the University of Chicago with the assistance of Elizabeth Keating at NORC at the University of Chicago
- Military Families: Extreme work and Extreme ‘Work-Family’ by Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Kenona Southwell, Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University