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Work Family Issues

Why Work-Life Balance Is a False Narrative

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

In spite of the fact that work-life balance as portrayed in the media has become as elusive as the search for the Holy Grail, women continue to desperately seek it out. Consequently, we are left feeling exhausted and guilty for failure to obtain an unachievable goal!

Celebrating Work-Family Month

Sarah Damaske | Posted 12.25.2011 | Parents
Sarah Damaske

While women are working more, there remains considerable diversity in their work-family experiences. Those of us championing Work-Family Month should recognize that this diversity demands a range of policy recommendations.

1,000 Caring Fathers Counter Media Stereotypes

Brad Harrington | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
Brad Harrington

Last week, the Boston College Center for Work & Family released the results of a study we completed on nearly 1,000 American fathers. "The New Dad: C...

Who Needs More Women in Government? Moms

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I write today not just as the head of WCF, but also as a mother of three. Long before I entered politics, motherhood quickly introduced me to daily,...

The New Normal: Die Childless at Thirty

Joan Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Williams

Men have lost three-fourths of the jobs during the Great Recession, making women's wage work more important than ever. Our public policy hasn't caught up.

Health Care? Let's Do It for Charlie

Joan Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Williams

The Trujillos' story punctuates the perverse incentives built into the current health care system, which leaves employers with choices no better than workers'.

What Depresses Women? The Choices They Have

Joan Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Williams

Having a child is the worst economic decision a woman can make, in part, because workplace discrimination against mothers is the strongest and most open form of gender discrimination.