Work and Family

New Report: Raising Expectations - A State by State Look at Leave Laws and Call to Action

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Report
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New Report: Raising Expectations - A State by State Look at Leave Laws and Call to Action
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National Partnership for Women & Families
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Jessica Mason/National Partnership for Women & Families

 

The National Partnership is pleased to release Raising Expectation: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help Working Family Caregivers (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/issues/work-family/raising-expectatio...). This fifth edition of our comprehensive report maps the policies that states have enacted to support working people, and grades each state based on what it has - or hasn't yet - done to expand FMLA protections or offer paid sick days or paid family and medical leave for private and public sector workers.

Paid Family Leave Policies Are Not Just for New Parents

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Blog
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Paid Family Leave Policies Are Not Just for New Parents
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AARP Public Policy Institute
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Lynn Friss Feinberg

The current national conversation over paid family leave often centers on maternity and paternity leave. Yet as people live longer and work longer, this approach is missing the mark. Read the new blog from AARP Public Policy Institute's Lynn Friss Feinberg to learn why paid family leave policies should extend to workers with family caregiving responsibilities for aging parents or ill relatives.

Post-doc Research Opportunity at University of Bologna

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Job Opportunity
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Post-doc Research Opportunity at University of Bologna
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https://www.aricweb.unibo.it/AssegniRicerca_Segretari/_bandi/2008/Bando39266[50282]TutorColloquio_eng.Htm
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Marcello Russo

Dear colleagues,

I am very pleased to inform you the University of Bologna has launched an official call for application for a 24-mongh post-doc in the area of family supportive supervisor behaviors. All the information about the call, the compensation, the recruitment criterias and the deadlines can be found at the following website:

https://www.aricweb.unibo.it/AssegniRicerca_Segretari/_bandi/2008/Bando39266[50282]TutorColloquio_eng.Htm

As follows, I summarize some key information:

Gendered Expectations & Housework

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Gendered Expectations & Housework
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The Conversation

Keeping house is as much about gendered expectations as it is about actual dirt. Men do see dirt, but they aren’t told from a young age that leaving a mess is not acceptable. 

Invitation to Scholars interested in Gender and Work-Life Inclusion to Apply to Attend NSF Workshop

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Conference
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Invitation to Scholars interested in Gender and Work-Life Inclusion to Apply to Attend NSF Workshop
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Purdue University and National Science Foundation
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Purdue University

Invitation to Scholars interested in Gender and Work-Life Inclusion to Apply to attend NSF Workshop

New Children's Book About Working Moms

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Book
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New Children's Book About Working Moms
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Michelle Travis Press Release

Author and law professor Michelle Travis just published a children's picture book that pays homage to working moms by celebratiing the work that women do both inside and outside of the home. The book is called, My Mom Has Two Jobs. More information is available at https://michelletravis.net/my-mom-has-two-jobs/.

AJS Providing Free Access to 2018 Kanter Award Winning Article

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Announcement
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AJS Providing Free Access to 2018 Kanter Award Winning Article
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Center for Families at Purdue University

As part of the 2018 Kanter Award process, the American Journal of Sociology is offering free access to the winning article until October 31, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1086/691128

When It Comes to Childcare, Grandparents are the Least Stressful Option for Mum and Dad

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News Article
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When It Comes to Childcare, Grandparents are the Least Stressful Option for Mum and Dad
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The Conversation

Any parent will tell you parenting is hard, but does outsourcing the care of children lessen stress? When it comes to childcare, research shows grandparents are the least stressful option for mum and dad.

2018 Kanter Award Winner Announced at WFRN Conference

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Announcement
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2018 Kanter Award Winner Announced at WFRN Conference
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Center for Families at Purdue University

Congratulations, Silke Aisenbrey and Anette Fasang!

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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News Article
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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.

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