Economy

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.

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
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