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AJS Providing Free Access to 2018 Kanter Award Winning Article

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Announcement
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AJS Providing Free Access to 2018 Kanter Award Winning Article
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Center for Families at Purdue University

As part of the 2018 Kanter Award process, the American Journal of Sociology is offering free access to the winning article until October 31, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1086/691128

South Korea Cuts its Work Limit from 68 Hours a Week to 52

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News Article
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South Korea Cuts its Work Limit from 68 Hours a Week to 52
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CNN
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Ellen Ernst Kossek

Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek was interviewed by CNN for their article titled "South Korea cuts its work limit from 68 hours a week to 52". 

2018 Kanter Award Winner Announced at WFRN Conference

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Announcement
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2018 Kanter Award Winner Announced at WFRN Conference
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Center for Families at Purdue University

Congratulations, Silke Aisenbrey and Anette Fasang!

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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News Article
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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.

Japan Wants More Women in Construction. Pink Toilets May Not Be Helping.

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News Article
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Japan Wants More Women in Construction. Pink Toilets May Not Be Helping.
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

The industry is scrambling to deal with a labor shortage, but some say a tone-deaf government recruiting effort can't overcome serious workplace issues.

Single Parents in a Gendered Triple Bind

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Blog
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Single Parents in a Gendered Triple Bind
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Social Europe

International Women’s Day (March 8) is the time when we celebrate and advance the rights of women and girls across the globe. A time to remind ourselves too of single parents and how they independently care for their children. And discuss the ways in which we can best support them.

The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families - New Open Access Book

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Book
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The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families - New Open Access Book
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Policy Press
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Rense Nieuwenhuis

We are happy to announce The triple bind of single-parent families: resources, employment and policies to improve wellbeing. Single parents face a triple bind of inadequate resources, employment, and policies, which in combination further complicate their lives.

Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)

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News Article
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Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)
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New York Times

Motherhood is the biggest cause of the gender pay gap. It might take fathers to change that.

Workers in Female-Majority Workplaces Have Less Access to Flextime

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News Article
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Workers in Female-Majority Workplaces Have Less Access to Flextime
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Slate Magazine

There were no significant differences between men and women in their access to flexitime across Europe—if anything men getting slightly better access. What’s more, workers in female-majority workplaces had the worst level of access to flexitime compared to their counterparts in male-majority workplaces or workplaces where men and women were equally represented.

Call for Papers EDI Conference: The Work-life Interface for Workers with Diverse and Intersecting Identities

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Call for Papers
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Call for Papers EDI Conference: The Work-life Interface for Workers with Diverse and Intersecting Identities
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2017
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Alexandra Beauregard / Middlesex University Business School

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