Work and Family Commons

Welcome to Work and Family Commons—the online repository for work and
family research.

Work and Family Commons (WFC) is the open access subject matter repository of the Work and Family Researchers Network created to gather and preserve the intellectual output of the work and family research community and to offer immediate, permanent and free online access to the full text of research articles for anyone, worldwide.

WFC houses an interdisciplinary collection of research reports, journal articles, conference papers and presentations, books, book chapters, and working papers. The success and vitality of WFC will depend on the willingness of experts and researchers to share their knowledge by contributing. Materials are submitted directly by authors with a WFRN account, including faculty, researchers, staff, and other contributors. Anyone with an interest in this area is welcome to access and explore the materials gathered here free of charge.

WFC is a community-driven repository and represents a natural progression of many of the popular resources of the former Sloan Network—particularly the Literature Database—using contemporary technology designed to increase access and visibility by enabling indexing by major Internet search engines including Google. One of the unique features of the WFC is that it contains more than 11,000 citations from the former Sloan Network Literature Database.

Maintaining a central repository of work and family scholarship will encourage the exchange of high-quality research across disciplines and promote increased collaboration between work and family academics worldwide.

WFRN acknowledges the support and assistance provided by the University of Pennsylvania and the staff of the Penn Library and Scholarly Commons in the creation of the Work and Family Commons. Portions of the WFC website have been adapted from Penn Scholarly Commons’ policies and guidelines with permission.

For more about WFC, visit the following links: