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Monday, September 12, 2011 - 10:52

"Over the course of the last quarter century, the dialogue about opportunity and social mobility in America has fundamentally changed. Now, the dialogue centers not on opportunities for upward social mobility, but on consequences and how certain groups are experiencing downward mobility from the middle class.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 12:29

By Judi Casey

Welcome to cohort 3 (2011-2012) of the Early Career Scholars program!  As you may know, the Sloan Network is transitioning to the Work and Family Researchers Network.  As part of the transition, we are continuing the successful Early Career Scholars program with 2o new participants.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 09:24

"A growing body of research reveals myriad benefits — for employers and employees alike — when company policies promoting work-life balance are offered to low-wage workers."

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 09:50

"Like most American workers, doing our jobs well no longer means checking out at 5 p.m. The race to get work demands completed each day and stay up with customer needs often keeps us attached to our computer screens or cellphones at all hours. People are getting these after-hours intrusions from all angles — from their boss, their colleagues, their customers, says Wayne A. Hochwarter, a professor of management at Florida State University. 'I find it to be extremely stressful and sometimes it’s just excessive.'"

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 09:43

"Captivate Network, the leading digital media company providing customized, actionable information to millions of on-the-go business professionals throughout North America, has released its latest Captivate Office Pulse survey of more than 670 North American white-collar workers about their attempts to balance their personal and work lives. The research uncovers the profiles of the happiest and unhappiest workers.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 09:25

"Labor Day marks the one year anniversary of the publication of The Custom-Fit Workplace.  I regret to report that we have not yet transformed modern work culture.  The good news,  this Labor Day,  is that allBusiness.com, a leading online resource for small business, featured a detailed article about Custom-Fit Work opportunities for Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 14:03

"Articles include 'Are You Working Too Hard? A Conversation with Herbert Benson, M.D.'; 'Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success,' by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Carolyn Buck Luce; 'Five Strategies of Successful Part-Time Work,' by Vivien Corwin, Thomas B. Lawrence, and Peter J. Frost; and 'How Will You Measure Your Life?' by Clayton M. Christensen.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 09:12

"With kids wailing and the to-do list piling up, relaxing may prove an elusive ideal. Guest host Jacki Lyden discusses work-life balance with Chris Licht, vice president of programming at CBS News and author of What I Learned When I Almost Died; Arnoldo Borjo, a community organizer for the Legal Aid Justice Center in Northern Virginia; and Bertice Berry, sociologist, lecturer and author of A Year to Wellness."

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:49

"In the Boston College Center for Work & Family study The New Dad: Caring Committed and Conflicted we asked fathers how much time they had taken away from work after the birth of their most recent child. More that three-quarters of fathers in the study took off one week or less and only 1 in 100 took more than 4 weeks off.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:35

"A federal judge's ruling this week that Bloomberg Media Co. did not broadly discriminate against pregnant women and mothers is drawing fire because of the judge's comments that companies do not need to allow for work-life balance."