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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 13:48

"October is National Work and Family month. It's a time that reminds us of the importance of policies like child care that allow parents to both work and to see that their children are cared for. Work and family balance is an important challenge for millions of Americans. Work and family balance policy recognizes the importance of quality child care to the long-term well-being of families. Child care policy has long been an area of stalled progress.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 13:44

Summary of Princeton-Brookings new volume of the Future of Children entitled  Read More

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 13:37

"Over the next decade, the changing age profile of the workforce will be the most significant development in the UK labour market, as a third of workers will be over 50 by 2020. Employers will be expected to respond to this demographic shift by making work more attractive and feasible for older workers, enabling them to work up to and beyond State Pension Age (SPA) if they are capable. This POSTnote examines the main challenges to the participation and productivity of older people in the workforce."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 13:17

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.

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 12:21

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

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 11:57

"Employee turnover costs businesses millions each year, but many employers don't realize exactly how much it's costing their company.

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 11:21

"What happens when your job just doesn't fit with your life? To mark National Work and Family Month we're looking at inspiring people who have successfully reinvented their jobs to make sense with their lives.

Chrysula Winegar has been chronicling some of these people in her Work Life Stories series, and we've picked out six of our favorites..."

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 09:10

From the Executive Summary, "Contributors to this volume examine a variety of work-family conflicts and assess their effects both on the well-being of American employees and their families and on the productivity of American employers. The authors also suggest approaches to help working parents meet the challenges of work-family conflict."

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 09:05

This policy brief is a companion piece to Work and Family, which can be found at

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 08:58

"The IWPR/Rockefeller Survey of Economic Security, like several other recent surveys, finds that the effects of the 2007–2009 recession, known as the Great Recession, are both broad and deep. The IWPR/Rockefeller survey shows that more than one and a half years after the recession came to an official end, and the recovery supposedly began, many women and men report that they are still suffering significant hardships.