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Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11:48

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.

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 13:28

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.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 15:08

Pathways to Gender Equality: Economic Gender Analysis Addressing Current and Future Challenges

This conference, to be held on November 2 and 3, 2018, in Washington, DC, is funded with the generous support of the Open Society Foundation. Our objective is to bring together scholars and policy analysts who see gender analysis as central to solving the important economic issues–increasing inequality, global poverty, the increasing deficit of care.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 03:50

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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:30

2018 WFRN Preliminary Conference Program 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 11:15

Even as women’s participation in the labor force nears parity with men's, even as they have been the dominate gender in college graduations since 1982, even as they (very gradually) become CEOs and board members

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 17:23

Struggling to find a data set to use for your thesis, dissertation, or other research?  The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families has developed a series of online interactive tools (

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 19:15

Research findings show that not all human resource management (HRM) practices facilitate workplace success among older workers. For instance, age‑awareness HRM practices such as training for older workers have the potential to cue these workers' age as a stigmatizable characteristic.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:15

The new issue of the Community, Work & Family journal (Volume 21, Issue 2, April 2018) is now available online here. Please note that you must be a member of WFRN and logged on to the WFRN website to access the issue.

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:12

Announcing the WFRN Awards for Leaders and Legacies