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

  • April 12, 2010

    A Q&A session with SONIA MONTAÑO, head of ECLAC's gender unit:

    "The problem is that in every country, fewer women carry out paid work than men. Although there are various reasons...


  • April 2, 2010

    A new study by the American Sociological Association suggests that having a husband who works long hours can significantly hurt a woman's career, leaving her less time for paid work because she is still expected to do the majority of household and...


  • March 15, 2010

    The television industry sector remains riddled with sexist attitudes and is uncongenial to working mothers, a survey published today suggests.

    Fifty-five per cent of the 179 TV workers interviewed for the survey said it is difficult to get back...


  • March 11, 2010

    The wage gap between German men and women is 23%, among the widest in the EU. That is partly because though women’s participation rate is above average for Europe, many of those women work part-time. The “one breadwinner model” of...


  • March 8, 2010

    A period of leave for parents intended to help keep them in the workforce was extended from three to four months by the European Union on Monday.  Parental leave is part of an EU push to keep parents in the work force by making it easier for them...