Work and Family

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

On International Women’s Day, U.S. Labor Policies Lag Behind Other Nations

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Blog
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On International Women’s Day, U.S. Labor Policies Lag Behind Other Nations
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Center for Law and Social Policy
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Liz Ben-Ishai, CLASP

10+1 Must-Read Work-Life Balance Books in 2016

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Blog
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10+1 Must-Read Work-Life Balance Books in 2016
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the WorkLife HUB

We all use them. They can be audio, paperback or electronic. What are they? Books! 2016 is shaping up to be a fascinating year for work-life balance related literature and we decided to collect those books for you that we are most eager to start reading.

Special CW&F Issue on "From Theory to Impact" Available Online for WFRN Members

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Special CW&F Issue on "From Theory to Impact" Available Online for WFRN Members
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Community, Work & Family Journal
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dowgun

The new issue of Community, Work & Family (Volume 19, Issue 2, April 2016) 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.

This special issue on From Theory to Impact: Bringing Work-Life Initiatives into the Mainstream contains the following articles:  

4 Simple Ways to Ask for and Take Paternity Leave

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News Article
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4 Simple Ways to Ask for and Take Paternity Leave
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Mashable.com

"instead of hiding family needs or worrying about being seen as insufficiently committed to work, expectant fathers should find a pro-active way to advocate for themselves and their families.

That might sound overwhelming, but there are four simple steps to help you develop a paternity leave plan"

Uk-Based Balance Network: Studying Work-Life Balance Issues within the Digital Economy

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Announcement
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Uk-Based Balance Network: Studying Work-Life Balance Issues within the Digital Economy
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Balance Network
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Ariane Ollier-Malaterre for the SIG Work-Family and Technology

The UK-based Balance Network was formed to encourage links between stakeholders, and particularly academics, interested in how technology is reshaping our work and home lives. The Network was funded following an EPSRC “creativity greenhouse” as one of four projects looking into how digital technologies are changing our personal lives, the way we work, and the interplay between the two.

It's 2016. Time to Get Real About How We Work and Love

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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It's 2016. Time to Get Real About How We Work and Love
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New America Weekly

When I was finishing my book on time pressure and modern life and casting about for ideas for a book cover, a well-meaning editor of mine said he had a great one: “Picture this,” he said excitedly, “A woman in a business suit and high heels in soft focus. Steering a grocery cart.”

New Issue of CW&F Journal Available Online for WFRN Members

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Announcement
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New Issue of CW&F Journal Available Online for WFRN Members
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Community, Work & Family Journal
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dowgun

The new issue of Community, Work & Family (Volume 19, Issue 1, February 2016) 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.

This new issue contains the following articles:  

Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law: A Special Issue on Reconciliation of Work and Family Life

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Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law: A Special Issue on Reconciliation of Work and Family Life
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Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law 2015 vol 37 (3)
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Annick Masselot, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

The principle of reconciliation between work and family life in the European Union is 40 years old. this Special Issue aims to take stock of the achievements of the past decades in this area: what has the European Union done to improve the situation of working parents and families, more generally, across Europe? What challenges lie ahead?

Ten Tips for Getting on the Working Mother "Best Company" List

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Blog
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Ten Tips for Getting on the Working Mother "Best Company" List
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

The application for Working Mother’s annual “100 Best Companies” list is out—if your company wants to try for this list, you have until mid-March to answer the 500 questions, write your essay, and get your entry in. It’s a lot of work, but it’s for a big reward.  Here are some tips for getting on the list.

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