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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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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.

Women Are Entering Worlds Once Dominated By Men. The Same Can't Be Said In Reverse.

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Blog
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Women Are Entering Worlds Once Dominated By Men. The Same Can't Be Said In Reverse.
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Robin Hardman Communications blog
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Robin Hardman

Even as women’s participation in the labor force nears parity with men's, even as they have been the dominate gender in college graduations since 1982, even as they (very gradually) become CEOs and board members

Supporting Working Caregivers: Case Studies of Promising Practices

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Report
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Supporting Working Caregivers: Case Studies of Promising Practices
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AARP and ReACT
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Judi C Casey

The good news: There appears to be greater recognition that caregiving takes many forms, that culture matters, and that offering employees flexibility at work so they can manage their responsibilities outside work is an important competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining top talent. Another very positive trend is the increasing number of companies offering paid and/or unpaid leave for caregiving above and beyond the FMLA requirements.

Considering A National Paid Leave Policy

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Considering A National Paid Leave Policy
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The Hill

This op-ed acknowledges the start of National Family Caregivers Month and makes the case for paid family and medical leave in the United States. It was co-authored by WFRN member, Jennifer Greenfield.

Reminder: Call for Papers for Special Issue on Early Education and Child Care

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Reminder: Call for Papers for Special Issue on Early Education and Child Care
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Social Work & Society Journal
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Corey Shdaimah (University of Maryland), Linda Houser (Widener University), Jessica M. Kahn (Lehman College/City University of New York)

REMINDER: Deadline for Abstracts is August 1, 2017 for Social Work & Society Special Issue
Early Education and Child Care: Policy, Practice, and Scholarship

Editors: Corey Shdaimah (University of Maryland), Linda Houser (Widener University), and Jessica M. Kahn (Lehman College/City University of New York)

Early Care & Education Research & Policy Positions Open

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Job Opportunity
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Early Care & Education Research & Policy Positions Open
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Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, UC-Berkeley
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Caitlin McLean

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California, Berkeley is currently recruiting for three positions:

Call for Abstracts: Social Work & Society Special Issue on Early Education and Child Care

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Call for Papers
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Call for Abstracts: Social Work & Society Special Issue on Early Education and Child Care
Source: 
Social Work & Society Journal
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Corey Shdaimah (University of Maryland), Linda Houser (Widener University), Jessica M. Kahn (Lehman College/City University of New York)

Call for Abstracts: Social Work & Society Special Issue
Early Education and Child Care: Policy, Practice, and Scholarship

Editors: Corey Shdaimah (University of Maryland), Linda Houser (Widener University), and Jessica M. Kahn (Lehman College/City University of New York)

New Report: State of the World's Fathers 2017

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Report
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New Report: State of the World's Fathers 2017
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Promundo/MenCare

We are excited to share the 2017 State of the World’s Fathers: Time for Action report!

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