Economy

A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia.

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A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia.
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New York Times
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Judi Casey

Some of the highest employment rates in the advanced world are in places with the highest taxes and most generous welfare systems, namely Scandinavian countries. The United States and many other nations with relatively low taxes and a smaller social safety net actually have substantially lower rates of employment.

Take Five: Stanford Economist Nicholas Bloom on the Business Case for Telecommuting

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Blog
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Take Five: Stanford Economist Nicholas Bloom on the Business Case for Telecommuting
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WorkFlexibility.org

How Much Balance is There Between Your Work-life and Family-life?

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Blog
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How Much Balance is There Between Your Work-life and Family-life?
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Work Autonomy, Flexibility and Work Life Balance blog
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WAF project

Can Family Leave Policies Be Too Generous? It Seems So

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News Article
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Can Family Leave Policies Be Too Generous? It Seems So
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New York Times

"But it turns out that long paid leaves can also hold back women. Researchers are finding that even as family leave boosts labor force participation by women, it can have negative effects on their job opportunities."

Job Creation & Quality

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Report
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Job Creation & Quality
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CLASP

A job creation and job quality agenda for Labor Day

In Post-Recession Era, Young Adults Drive Continuing Rise in Multi-Generational Living

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Report
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In Post-Recession Era, Young Adults Drive Continuing Rise in Multi-Generational Living
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Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

"After three decades of steady but measured growth, the arrangement of having multiple generations together under one roof spiked during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and has kept on growing in the post-recession period, albeit at a slower pace, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data."

Record Uptake of Flexible Working Masks What is Really Changing About The Way We Work

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News Article
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Record Uptake of Flexible Working Masks What is Really Changing About The Way We Work
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Insight

"Far from heralding a golden era for work-life balance, a new psychological contract between employer and employee and an alternative to the 9 to 5, there are structural changes here in the way people earn a crust and for the Government, lobbyists in the TUC and others to claim different is almost certainly misleading and can only lead to bad decisions about work and workplaces."

Don't Get Around Much Anymore

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News Article
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Don't Get Around Much Anymore
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Human Resource Executive Online

The continuing downward trend of people relocating for work may be more rooted in employment practices than it is in aging baby boomers, current economic conditions or the rise in home ownership.

Access to Paid Leave: An Overlooked Aspect of Economic & Social Inequality

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Brief
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Access to Paid Leave: An Overlooked Aspect of Economic & Social Inequality
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CLASP

Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil

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News Article
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Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil
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Mother Jones

Why "efficiency" and "productivity" really mean more profits for corporations and less sanity for you.

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