Economic Development & Security

Women [and men] today are seeking greater flexibility in their jobs to balance more effectively their work and family responsibilities. Lack of such arrangements often forces women to opt out of pursuing their career goals. When they return to work, women find themselves at a disadvantage in terms of earnings, opportunities and promotions. Employers who adopt more flexibility in the workplace allow women and men to lead more productive and effective lives.

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By Melissa StevensonAt the June 22nd brown bag lunch, “Changing Workplace Scheduling as an Anti-Poverty Strategy,” sponsored by Half in...
By Jennifer P. Patello*Can it really be that men are experiencing more work-life balance troubles than women? Apparently, as reported in the Families...
Originally posted on Igniting Change, the Ms. Foundation for Women blog
*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...
This just in!  Eileen Applebaum from the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Ruth  Milkman have released findings from their latest...

News

  • December 6, 2011

     According to a report published Monday in the journal Health Affairs, young registered nurses are now entering the workforce at a rate not seen since the 1970s.


  • December 1, 2011
    Not only are working mothers multitasking more frequently than working fathers, but their multitasking experience is more negative as well, according to a study in the December 2011 issue of the American Sociological Review. The...

  • November 27, 2011

    Special report explores the reasons why progress in the rich world seems to have stalled and what can be done about it. It will start by explaining what sort of work women do, and why that matters.


  • November 27, 2011

    Women Like Us, a London-based recruiting firm, surveyed 1,554 women to find out how they were approaching their eventual return to work after their children were born. They found that worry about re-entering the workforce starts surprisingly early,...


  • November 27, 2011
    About 2.1 million Mexicans are employed as domestic workers, with women accounting for about 90 percent of such employees, and the majority lack employment contracts, are not registered in the ...