Economy

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.

Raising of America Online Stream & November 17 Day of Action

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Announcement
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Raising of America Online Stream & November 17 Day of Action
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National Partnership for Women & Families
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Vicki Shabo

GWO2016 CfA: Parenthood Penalties: Childcare Provision - Gendered Costs, Opportunities and Effects

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Call for Papers
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GWO2016 CfA: Parenthood Penalties: Childcare Provision - Gendered Costs, Opportunities and Effects
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Gender, Work and Organization Conference, 2016
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Jana Javornik, Leeds

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Parenthood Penalties: Childcare Provision - Gendered Costs, O

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

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News Article
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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."

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