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Youth, Recession, and Downward Gender Convergence: Young People’s Employment, Education, and Homemaking in Finland, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States 2000–2013

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Youth, Recession, and Downward Gender Convergence: Young People’s Employment, Education, and Homemaking in Finland, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States 2000–2013
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Social Politics

Using data from the Luxembourg Income Study, we conduct a gender comparison of how young people aged 20–34 in Finland (n = 19,941), Spain (n = 29,458), Taiwan (n = 47,219), and the United States (n = 184,581) participated in full time work, short-hours or temporary work, education, and homemaking before and after the Great Recession (GR) beginning 2008. Gender and country patterns varied substantially.

The Six-Hour Workday

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The Six-Hour Workday
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Ohio University

For today’s workers, there is hope that a disruption in workday hours may be on the horizon. According to research, the average worker is productive for almost three hours when committed to an 8-hour day. A wide variety of unproductive activities disrupt workers’ concentration levels. These include smoking breaks, visiting social media sites, making food at work, eating, reading news websites, searching for jobs and more.

Should Nurse Practitioners Have Full Practice Authority?

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Should Nurse Practitioners Have Full Practice Authority?
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Regis College

With a growing need for nurse practitioneres, full practice authority for nurse practitioners offers many benefits for hospitals and patient care as regulating models of practice limit their effectiveness. This graphic examines the pros and cons of regulatory models of practice and reasons nurse practitioners should be given full authority to practice. 

Parents Love or Hate the Late-Night Email Catch-Up

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Parents Love or Hate the Late-Night Email Catch-Up
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The Wall Street Journal
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Dowgun

Individuals differ deeply in how they manage the boundary between work and home. Yet few are aware of how different logging on from home feels to others, and this can cause tension and misunderstandings in the workplace. “People get really annoyed at a colleague who doesn’t have the same style,” says Ellen Ernst Kossek, a management professor at Purdue University who has researched and defined differences in how people handle work-home boundaries.  Some people are integrators, allowing work and home life to bleed together.

Gender Bias Is Real: Women's Perceived Competency Drops Significantly When Judged As Being Forceful

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Gender Bias Is Real: Women's Perceived Competency Drops Significantly When Judged As Being Forceful
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Forbes
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Judi C Casey

"However, the key finding is what happened when the actors changed from being neutral to disagreeing in a forceful way. The observers loved the female actor as long as she was neutral and agreeable. But, as soon as she disagreed and defended her point of view in a forceful way, she was cast off her pedestal and punished far more than the male actor."

What Do Men Get Out of Advancing Women?

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What Do Men Get Out of Advancing Women?
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Diversity Best Practices
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Judi C Casey

"I have worked with groups around identifying and shifting their frames of reference -- their contexts -- for more than 30 years. Here is the process for doing so:  1) Identify your current frame of reference (a belief you have that forms a conclusion) that isn't working for you such as "Women with small children won't take  jobs that require travel"; 2) Consciously choose a new contextual frame of reference (e.g. "Women can be trusted to make job decisions that work for their  families")."

Promoting Uptake of Parental and Paternity Leave among Fathers in the European Union

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Report
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Promoting Uptake of Parental and Paternity Leave among Fathers in the European Union
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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
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Kay Dowgun

"The take-up rate of parental and paternity leave among fathers has been increasing in most [European] Member States but it still remains relatively low. Covering all the EU Member States and Norway, this report looks at the most recent trends in terms of take-up of parental and paternity leave, existing provisions and factors influencing take-up rates. It also examines measures and initiatives recently implemented by national authorities, governments and social partners to promote the take-up of parental and paternity leave, particularly among fathers."

How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom
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New York TImes
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Kay Dowgun

In the fourth installment of a series of New York Times op-ed pieces, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Wharton Professor Adam Grant argue that "to make gender parity a reality, we need to change the way we advocate for it. The usual focus is on fairness: to achieve justice, we need to give women equal opportunities. We need to go further and articulate why equality is not just the right thing to do for women but the desirable thing for us all."

Madam CEO, Get Me a Coffee - Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Women Doing "Office Housework"

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Madam CEO, Get Me a Coffee - Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Women Doing "Office Housework"
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The New York Times
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Kay Dowgun

"This is the sad reality in workplaces around the world: Women help more but benefit less from it. In keeping with deeply held gender stereotypes, we expect men to be ambitious and results-oriented, and women to be nurturing and communal. When a man offers to help, we shower him with praise and rewards. But when a woman helps, we feel less indebted. . . .

Disciplines That Expect "Brilliance" Tend to Punish Women, Study Finds

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Disciplines That Expect "Brilliance" Tend to Punish Women, Study Finds
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Kay Dowgun

New research has found that women tend to be underrepresented in disciplines whose practitioners think innate talent or "brilliance" is required to succeed. According to the findings, that’s true across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the STEM fields; humanities; and the social sciences. The research—led by Sarah-Jane Leslie, a philosophy professor at Princeton University, and Andrei Cimpian, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—was published in the journal Science.

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