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Data Training and Users Workshop for the Longtitudinal Study of Generations

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Workshop
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Data Training and Users Workshop for the Longtitudinal Study of Generations
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Sloan Center on Aging & Work News

Elyssa Besen, Ph.D. candidate in the Lynch School of Education and research assistant at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work has been selected as one of 15 scholars from across the U.S. to participate in the Data Training and Users Workshop for the Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG) this summer in Park City, Utah. The LSOG is a long-term study of over 3,000 individuals from more than 400 four-generation families who have been surveyed eight times between 1971 and 2006. Family members in the study range from 16 years of age to 100.

Work-Life in India

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Brief
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Work-Life in India
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

Work-Life in India explores the historical and cultural contexts and demographic, legal, and economic trends in India that impact the nature of work and the employer-employee relationship.  India continues to be a major focus of the global economy and this briefing offers recommendations for organizations seeking to implement work-life initiatives there.  

Work-Life in Brazil

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Brief
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Work-Life in Brazil
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

Work-Life in Brazil explores the historical and cultural contexts and demographic, legal, and economic trends in Brazil that impact the nature of work and the employer-employee relationship.  Brazil, as the largest country in South America, continues to be a major focus of the global economy and this briefing offers recommendations for organizations seeking to implement work-life initiatives there.
  

Work-Life in Russia

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Brief
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Work-Life in Russia
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

Russia, as the largest country in the world, positions itself to emerge as a global economic power. Work-Life in Russia explores the historical and cultural contexts and demographic, legal, and economic trends in Russia that impact the nature of work and the employer-employee relationship.  Employers seeking to distinguish themselves as employers of choice will need a better understanding of the dynamics between work and personal lives.

Work-Life in Sweden

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Brief
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Work-Life in Sweden
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

Work-Life in Sweden explores the historical and cultural contexts and demographic, legal, and economic trends in Sweden that impact the nature of work and the employer-employee relationship.  Employers seeking to distinguish themselves as employers of choice will need a better understanding of the dynamics between work and personal lives.

Work and Life in China

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Report
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Work and Life in China
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

The Global Gender Gap Report 2011

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Report
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2011
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World Economic Forum

The Global Gender Gap Index introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups, and over time. The rankings are designed to create greater awareness among a global audience of the challenges posed by gender gaps and the opportunities created by reducing them.

Brazil's Women Shun the Private Sector

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Blog
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Brazil's Women Shun the Private Sector
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network

As the tug-of-war between the public and private sector for top female talent intensifies over the next few years, it will be interesting to see how each side will change to attract the best and the brightest. But in any case, the ultimate winner will be Brazil's educated and ambitious women.

Work-Life Balance in Europe

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Book
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Work-Life Balance in Europe
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Palgrave Macmillan

From the Palgrave Macmillan website, "This volume addresses tensions between work and private life by focusing on job quality, job security, working conditions and time-use patterns of individuals and households on the one hand, and the institutional context, such as family policy institutions, and other country characteristics on the other.

Managing demographic challenges through better reconciliation of work and family life

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Press Release
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Managing demographic challenges through better reconciliation of work and family life
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Council of the European Union

Summary of conclusion adopted at the 3114th Employement, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs EU
Council meeting.

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