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Crossing Borders: A Mini-Conference on Carework

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Call for Papers
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Crossing Borders: A Mini-Conference on Carework
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Carework Network and Eastern Sociological Society

The Carework Network will be hosting a mini-conference in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society in New York February 26-March 1, 2015. We are seeking submissions related to care work broadly defined, especially those which focus on the conference theme of crossing borders. Topics may include:

·       Immigration and migration and care work

Latest Research: Why Everyone Should Take Vacation

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News Article
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Latest Research: Why Everyone Should Take Vacation
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Washington Post

If You’re Always Working, You’re Never Working Well

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Blog
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If You’re Always Working, You’re Never Working Well
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network

"When we accept this new and permanent ambient workload — checking business news in bed or responding to coworkers’ emails during breakfast — we may believe that we are dedicated, tireless workers. But, actually, we’re mostly just getting the small, easy things done. Being busy does not equate to being effective."

No One Should Have to Choose Between Caregiving and Work

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News Article
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No One Should Have to Choose Between Caregiving and Work
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network

Catalyzing Technology to Support Family Caregiving

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Report
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Catalyzing Technology to Support Family Caregiving
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National Alliance for Caregiving

When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home

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Blog
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When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home
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NPR

Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found. And mothers who worked part time reported better health than moms who didn't work at all.

Presidential Memorandum -- Enhancing Workplace Flexibilities and Work-Life Program

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Press Release
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Presidential Memorandum -- Enhancing Workplace Flexibilities and Work-Life Program
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The White House

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES 

SUBJECT:      Enhancing Workplace Flexibilities and Work-Life Programs

10 Commitments Of People Achieving Successful Work-Life Integration

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News Article
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10 Commitments Of People Achieving Successful Work-Life Integration
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Forbes

And one final agreement they make to themselves: They say, “I can have what I want, both through work and outside of work, because I’m smart, open, and realistic about my goals.  I know what I need now, and what I want later, and I don’t have to compromise, settle, or diminish who I am to build the life I want.”

Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids

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Report
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Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids
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Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

"The remainder of this report analyzes the likelihood of being a stay-at-home father, as well as the reasons some fathers are at home, and the profiles of employed fathers and stay-at-home fathers. Chapter 1 highlights trends in the likelihood of being a stay-at-home father among those dads who live with their children. It also illustrates how the likelihood of being a stay-at-home father varies for different demographic groups.

More Dads Stay At Home, But Reasons Are Complex

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News Article
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More Dads Stay At Home, But Reasons Are Complex
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USA Today

More dads are staying at home due to disability or illness, the waning job market or wanting to be the primary caregiver for their children.

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