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:
"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."
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.