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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Blog Posts

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

  • November 14, 2010

    CNN: Researchers at Harvard Medical School studied 17,000 women over the course of ten years, and found that women who worked in demanding, high stress jobs but had little control or say over their day to day schedule were 88% more likely to have a...


  • October 26, 2010

    Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology: Despite an increase in the number of women in the workforce, women still perform the bulk of all household tasks. A shcoking 55% take on the entire workload of the household, compared to 1.4% of men....


  • April 15, 2010

    As parents struggle to be more available to their kids, new research on work and family schedules shows parents' availability is on the decline because more parents are in the workforce. Although parents today may be spending more time on child care,...


  • April 15, 2010

    Just when to have the first child is more than just a family decision for the couple; it may have longer-term repercussions that affect a woman's lifelong earnings, according to a preliminary study presented Thursday at a session of the Population...


  • April 13, 2010

    Working Mother announced the following six winners on April 13:

     CCLC –...