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Interview with Laura Vanderkam About Her New Book, Off The Clock

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Interview
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Interview with Laura Vanderkam About Her New Book, Off The Clock
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Work and Life Podcast

Youth, Recession, and Downward Gender Convergence: Young People’s Employment, Education, and Homemaking in Finland, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States 2000–2013

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News Article
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Youth, Recession, and Downward Gender Convergence: Young People’s Employment, Education, and Homemaking in Finland, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States 2000–2013
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Social Politics

Using data from the Luxembourg Income Study, we conduct a gender comparison of how young people aged 20–34 in Finland (n = 19,941), Spain (n = 29,458), Taiwan (n = 47,219), and the United States (n = 184,581) participated in full time work, short-hours or temporary work, education, and homemaking before and after the Great Recession (GR) beginning 2008. Gender and country patterns varied substantially.

New Infographic: The Average Day of Low-Income Latino Parents

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Infographic
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New Infographic: The Average Day of Low-Income Latino Parents
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National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families
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National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families released a

The New Workplace Is Agile, and Nonstop. Can You Keep Up?

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News Article
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The New Workplace Is Agile, and Nonstop. Can You Keep Up?
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

"We don't talk about work/life balance anymore," said Barry Crist, Chef's chief executive. "It's work/life mix. If you need to be home at 4, then put your kid to bed and make up for it at 10 p.m., that's fine. Younger people now want flux in their day, and they don't want to turn off the information, ever."

Workin’ 9 to 5: How School Schedules Make Life Harder for Working Parents

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Report
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Workin’ 9 to 5: How School Schedules Make Life Harder for Working Parents
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Center for American Progress
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Judi C Casey

"But in many ways, schools have not updated their policies to adapt to this changed world, and this means that large numbers of working parents must split their time between being a committed parent and being a committed working professional. 

This report, then, aims to answer three questions:

How misaligned are school and work schedules?

What can schools do to support parents as they try to meet their obligations to their employers and to their children?

How can schools and districts pay for this effort? 

The Disease of Being Busy

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Blog
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The Disease of Being Busy
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On Being
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Judi C Casey

"How did we end up living like this? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we do this to our children? When did we forget that we are human beings, not human doings?"

The Curse of Flexible Work

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News Article
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The Curse of Flexible Work
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BBC.com

Deviating from the nine-to-five isn’t always liberating – it can often be a constant source of stress.

Flexible Schedules Reward Dads, Not Moms

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News Article
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Flexible Schedules Reward Dads, Not Moms
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Washington Post

Chung found that men and women in full-time jobs with flexible schedules worked about the same amount of overtime hours. The same went for mothers and fathers. The men, however, saw an earnings increase beyond overtime pay after switching from a concrete schedule to flexible hours. They banked an average of 1,000 more euros (about $1,125) per year. The women enjoyed no such gains.

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.

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