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Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)

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News Article
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Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)
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New York Times

Motherhood is the biggest cause of the gender pay gap. It might take fathers to change that.

Workers in Female-Majority Workplaces Have Less Access to Flextime

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News Article
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Workers in Female-Majority Workplaces Have Less Access to Flextime
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Slate Magazine

There were no significant differences between men and women in their access to flexitime across Europe—if anything men getting slightly better access. What’s more, workers in female-majority workplaces had the worst level of access to flexitime compared to their counterparts in male-majority workplaces or workplaces where men and women were equally represented.

Fashion-Forward? How about Family-Forward?

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News Article
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Fashion-Forward? How about Family-Forward?
Source: 
New York Times
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Judi Casey

"I have come to believe smaller is better," Mr. Rodriguez, 57, said. He wasn't really talking about clothes. He was talking about work/life balance. It's an unusual topic in fashion, where the choices between the professional and the personal have rarely been part of the industry conversation the way they have in other sectors, like finance and law. For an industry that prides itself on being on the vanguard of social change, it's another way in which fashion lags behind.

New Book: "Work-Life Advantage: Sustaining Regional Learning and Innovation"

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Book
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New Book: "Work-Life Advantage: Sustaining Regional Learning and Innovation"
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Newcastle University

Work-Life Advantage: Sustaining Regional Learning and Innovation

Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation

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Blog
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Research Explainer: Family Focus Could Boost Employee Energy, Motivation
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

New research shows that a desire to help one’s family may actually improve the motivation and energy levels of workers, helping them succeed even when their daily tasks are mundane or frustrating. And that could mean that companies that help their workers strengthen family bonds—by offering flexible work options, for example—will help both their employees and their bottom line.

How Much Paid Leave is Enough?

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News Article
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How Much Paid Leave is Enough?
Source: 
Slate
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Brigid Schulte

Ask American mothers and fathers how much time they can take off work to care for and bond with a new infant, and the answers are all over the map

Next Year's Father's Day Gift? How About Paternity Leave?

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Blog
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Next Year's Father's Day Gift? How About Paternity Leave?
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

Father’s Day may have come and gone, but the question of working fathers remains as intractable as ever. This once invisible group (“working father” was pretty much redundant 50 years ago) is now the stuff of cute commercials and rom-coms, but there remains a tremendous disconnect between what we say, as a society, and what we do.

Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart

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Report
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Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart
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Center for Law and Social Policy and National Partnership for Women & Families
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Liz Ben-Ishai, CLASP
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