Work and Family

Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer

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News Article
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Flexible Working Is Making Us Work Longer
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The Conversation
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Heejung Chung

Contrary to what you might expect, those with more control over their work schedule work more than those with less control. In fact, people have a tendency to work more overtime hours once they are allowed to work flexibly, compared to when they were not.

Research: Keeping Work and Life Separate Is More Trouble than It’s Worth

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Blog
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Research: Keeping Work and Life Separate Is More Trouble than It’s Worth
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Harvard Business Review Blog Network
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Judi C Casey

"Researchers from Ball State University and Saint Louis University have now found the opposite might be true -- that blurring the boundaries and integrating work and life might better equip us to handle cognitive transitions while limiting the drain on our cognitive resources."

Research Explainer: “The New Millennial Dad,” Boston College

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Blog
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Research Explainer: “The New Millennial Dad,” Boston College
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

1MFWF is making work/life research more accessible to a broad audience in a new "Research Explainer" blog series. Don't miss this first post in the series, on Boston College Center for Work & Family's “The New Millennial Dad: Understanding the Paradox of Today’s Fathers”

Carework Global Summit Call for Papers

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Call for Papers
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Carework Global Summit Call for Papers
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Carework Network: https://www.uml.edu/Research/CWW/carework/carework-network/default.aspx
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Jerry Jacobs, posting for Mignon Duffy and Carework Network

Global Carework Summit

June 1-3, 2017

Center for Women and Work

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, MA

New CW&F Issue Available Online for WFRN Members

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

The new issue of  the Community, Work & Family journal (Volume 19, Issue 4, October 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 issue contains the following articles:
 
A Mediational Model of Workplace Flexibility, Work–Family Conflict, and Perceived Stress among Caregivers of Older Adults
Melissa Brown & Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes

Working Parents Encouraged to Take the Lead, on WNYC

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Blog
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Working Parents Encouraged to Take the Lead, on WNYC
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

WNYC Studios’ show Note to Self is hosting a month-long series called “Taking the Lead,” featuring two moms with a big idea: help working parents remove the pain points and be happier at the office—and at home. 

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

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