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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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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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The Curse of Flexible Work

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News Article
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The Curse of Flexible Work
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BBC.com

Deviating from the nine-to-five isn’t always liberating – it can often be a constant source of stress.

Calgary Leads the Charge in Work Flexibility

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Blog
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Calgary Leads the Charge in Work Flexibility
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Mayor Nenshi shared with 1 Million for Work Flexibility, “By creating an environment where people can work from home, we’re really helping to manage infrastructure congestion. This is a big deal when it comes to the future of our cities. It is the most cost-effective way to keep our cities moving without having to build more roads or subways. Even if someone is only working from home for part of their day—if they are using city infrastructure at non-peak periods—they are helping us create a much more efficient transportation network.”

Reminder: UK Balance Network Workshop on Digital Technologies - June 27, 2016

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Workshop
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Reminder: UK Balance Network Workshop on Digital Technologies - June 27, 2016
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UK Balance Network
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Ariane Ollier-Malaterre for the SIG Work-family and Technology

Beyond Balance: How digital technologies are affecting our work, our homes, and everything in between

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