Economy

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

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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.

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.

A New Era of Corporate Social Responsibility

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A New Era of Corporate Social Responsibility
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Norwich University

Today, socially responsible companies tend to attract more consumers as well as the best talent, according to a 2015 global corporate social responsibility (CSR) study by Cone Communications, a public relations and marketing company headquartered in Boston, NY. The study revealed that consumers are increasingly demanding companies do more to address global social issues, as well as environmental issues.

How the Pay-For-Success Model is Transforming Human Services

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How the Pay-For-Success Model is Transforming Human Services
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Wake Forest University

Pay-for-success (PFS) contracts, also called social impact bonds, have shown a significant impact on how consumers enjoy human services. PFS is an innovative type of financing model that many private investors find attractive and is now gaining wider acceptance among specialists in the counseling industry.

Diane Mulcahy on The Gig Economy

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Blog
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Diane Mulcahy on The Gig Economy
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Five years ago, before it was even a thing, Diane Mulcahy created and began teaching an MBA class on The Gig Economy at Babson College. The class gained immediate traction and was named by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Business School Classes in the country. Her book The Gig Economy is a guide to the world of short-term jobs, contract work, consulting projects, and freelance assignments.

Take 5: Lonnie Golden on the Economics of Work Flexibility and Worker Happiness

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Blog
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Take 5: Lonnie Golden on the Economics of Work Flexibility and Worker Happiness
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Lonnie Golden is a Professor of Economics and Labor & Employment Relations at Penn State University, Abington College. His research analyzes trends in working hours, overtime, overwork, overemployment and underemployment, work schedule flexibility and variability, labor market and workplace flexibility, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), work-sharing, part-time work, time-use, work-family and health consequences, non-standard and contingent employment and employment policies. 

Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability

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Blog
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Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability
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Huffington Post by Eileen McNeely
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Judi C Casey

"Inspiring a more positive and holistic approach to corporate sustainability that no longer neglects worker well-being and drives a NetPositive impact on people and the planet is the future of business. Enriching the nature of work as if our health depends on it raises impactful opportunities for nurturing creativity, innovation, and even mindfulness of our natural environment."

The Cost of Work-Family Policy Inaction

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Report
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The Cost of Work-Family Policy Inaction
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Center for American Progress
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Judi C Casey

Quantifying the Costs Families Currently Face as a Result of Lacking U.S. Work-Family Policies

SIGN ON BY Wed, 6/8: Request for Professors to Sign Letter in Support of DOL Overtime Rule

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Announcement
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SIGN ON BY Wed, 6/8: Request for Professors to Sign Letter in Support of DOL Overtime Rule
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National Employment Law Project (via National Partnership for Women & Families)
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Vicki Shabo

Hello WFRN faculty members-

Author Insights: Heather Boushey on the Economics of Work-Life Conflict

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Blog
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Author Insights: Heather Boushey on the Economics of Work-Life Conflict
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Heather Boushey is Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Her research focuses on economic inequality and public policy, specifically employment, social policy, and family economic well-being. She is the author of “Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict” from Harvard University Press.

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