Work and Family

A Letter to...My Wife, Who Won't Get a Job While I Work Myself to Death

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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A Letter to...My Wife, Who Won't Get a Job While I Work Myself to Death
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Guardian
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Monique

Millennial Dads Expect to Share Parenting

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News Article
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Millennial Dads Expect to Share Parenting
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Miami Herald
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http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cindy-krischer-goodman/article84492677.html

As the nation celebrates fathers this month, Brad Harrington, who is executive director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family, says his survey of 1,100 working professionals, 330 of them parents, reveals that not all young fathers face the same level of conflict or stress when it comes to career-life challenges. But most encounter some conflict in trying to be engaged fathers while wanting to advance at work, he says. 

 

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cindy-krische...

What Millennial Dads Tell Us About the Key to Fulfillment

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Blog
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What Millennial Dads Tell Us About the Key to Fulfillment
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Huffington Post
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

BCCWF Executive Director Brad Harrington shares his thoughts on the results of the new research report: The New Millennial Dad: Understanding the Paradox of Today's Fathers.

The Path to Happiness for Millennial Men is ... Kids

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News Article
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The Path to Happiness for Millennial Men is ... Kids
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CNN
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

Just in time for Father's Day comes a new report in which millennial fathers claimed significantly higher levels of satisfaction with their work

Helping New Moms with--Wait, a Vending Machine?

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Blog
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Helping New Moms with--Wait, a Vending Machine?
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog (also on Huffington Post)

At Johns Hopkins, support for breastfeeding employees  is not just a one-off policy or accommodation, it’s a comprehensive program. One of the most innovative aspects? A customized vending machine!

Author Insights: Josh Levs on Fixing our Work-First Culture

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Blog
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Author Insights: Josh Levs on Fixing our Work-First Culture
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Josh Levs is a journalist, expert on issues facing modern families, and author of All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses—And How We Can Fix It Together. After 20 years of reporting for NPR and CNN, Josh—a father of three—focuses his book on dispelling myths about today’s dads and moms, and explaining the necessity of new policies such as paid family leave. Read our interview with Josh here. 

A Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter on Women, Men, Work, and Family

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Blog
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A Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter on Women, Men, Work, and Family
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

On June 9, 1 Million for Work Flexibility teamed up with 1MFWF supporters ThirdPath Institute and City Dads Group to co-host a special Father’s Day-themed “Thursday with ThirdPath” event featuring scholar, international lawyer, foreign policy analyst, and thought-leader Anne-Marie Slaughter. Watch the recording here.

SIGN ON BY Wed, 6/8: Request for Professors to Sign Letter in Support of DOL Overtime Rule

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Announcement
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SIGN ON BY Wed, 6/8: Request for Professors to Sign Letter in Support of DOL Overtime Rule
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National Employment Law Project (via National Partnership for Women & Families)
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Vicki Shabo

Hello WFRN faculty members-

5 Must-Watch Videos Before the 2016 WFRN Conference (Part 2.)

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Blog
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5 Must-Watch Videos Before the 2016 WFRN Conference (Part 2.)
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the WorkLife HUB
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Zoltan Vadkerti/the WorkLife HUB

Following up on our blog post, the 5 must-watch videos before the 2016 WFRN conference (Part 1.) we hereby bring you the second selection. The two-yearly academic event is kicking off in less then a month and participants are soon about to pack their suitcases and fly in from all around the world to Washington in order to network and discuss some of the latest work-life related findings. It is also exciting to see that WFRN’s Practitioner’s Day is touching upon the work-life sphere from the perspectives of gender, work organization, career development to technology.

Author Insights: Heather Boushey on the Economics of Work-Life Conflict

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Blog
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Author Insights: Heather Boushey on the Economics of Work-Life Conflict
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Heather Boushey is Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Her research focuses on economic inequality and public policy, specifically employment, social policy, and family economic well-being. She is the author of “Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict” from Harvard University Press.

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