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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 09:05

This policy brief is a companion piece to Work and Family, which can be found at

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 08:58

"The IWPR/Rockefeller Survey of Economic Security, like several other recent surveys, finds that the effects of the 2007–2009 recession, known as the Great Recession, are both broad and deep. The IWPR/Rockefeller survey shows that more than one and a half years after the recession came to an official end, and the recovery supposedly began, many women and men report that they are still suffering significant hardships.

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 08:44

Research article on mothering ideology in the United States and how it varys by race and class. Abstract available. Subscription needed to view entire article.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 13:18

"The recently released Newsweek/Daily Beast list of the top-ranked countries for women shows the United States in the respectable, though certainly not superlative, eighth position.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 12:59

News article on the business case for telework. Includes case examples and links to surveys and reports.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 11:43

Deadline to submit is October 15th. Apply Now!!

"As the highest honor offered by AWLP, the Work-Life innovative Excellence Award was created in 1996 to showcase programs and policies that demonstrate excellence in enhancing and promoting work-life effectiveness while achieving organizational goals. Past recipients have exemplified forward-thinking organizations that look beyond their own cultural, demographic, and organizational boundaries to continue their work-life efforts."

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 11:41

"Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) needs your help in identifying stellar, up-and-coming professionals who embody passion for change, for work and for life as a Work-Life Rising Star. The Work-Life Rising Star encourages professionals to remain engaged in the work-life profession and ultimately advance work-life effectiveness.

Nominations will be sought for innovative, high-potential career starters who exhibit a combination of professional and personal attributes that demonstrate emerging leadership and growing contributions to the work-life community."

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 10:54

"October is Work and Family Month, a national program to recognize how work/life policies help attract, motivate, and retain workers.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 10:42

Articles include: Characteristics of displaced workers 2007–2009: a visual essay by James M. Borbely, Survival and growth of Silicon Valley high-tech businesses born in 2000 by Tian Luo and Amar Mann, and Multiple jobholding in States in 2010 by Jim Campbell. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 10:33

"Though women experience extra-long lives and, therefore, face a number of unique risks in retirement — including aging single, lower annual retirement incomes, greater health care costs, and caregiving responsibilities — women have not planned adequately, leading to a significant gap between their retirement income security needs and their response to them. In conjunction with the study we have produced a "Woman on the Street" video where women express their opinions on retirement preparation."