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Work, Family and the White House

Brad Harrington | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

Over the past several weeks, the Boston College Center for Work & Family has had the privilege of participating in two events sponsored by the White H...

Millennials: Too Realistic to Have Children?

Nanette Fondas | Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents
Nanette Fondas

Long work hours, heavy student debt, job and career stress, anticipated work-family conflict and health and social tradeoffs all weighed into the decision to plan or not to plan to have babies.

Live YOUR Life

Brad Harrington | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Brad Harrington

Over the past year, the work-family discussion has been injected with a massive shot of adrenaline. Much of the resurgence of interest has resulted fr...

Will Marissa Mayer's Baby Give Birth to a Leader?

Nanette Fondas | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Nanette Fondas

A self-described computer geek, Mayer may be just the super-mom to write the code that helps thousands of other families optimize work and family responsibilities.

The Oscar-winning Artist and the Pain of Men's Job Loss

Sarah Damaske | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Sarah Damaske

This is a moving tale of love and (job) loss, but it's also one that is very deeply rooted in gender ideologies. Imagine, for a second, that the story were reversed.

Christmas Presence Trumps Christmas Presents Every Time

Brad Harrington | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home
Brad Harrington

My own family is certainly not exempt from the syndrome of rushing around to buy presents this time of year. But there are three things we do annually that are far more meaningful and memorable to all of us than a material gift could ever be.

Work and Family, Culture and Policy: What Works

Mary Curlew | Posted 11.22.2011 | Parents
Mary Curlew

From the aging population and the need for work-life balance for both genders, to the struggles of the working class to adapt to a weak economy, culture is part and parcel of the top five issues affecting working families today.

Women in Management: Why Progress Has Stalled

Nanette Fondas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nanette Fondas

A recent Government Accounting Office report found that the number of women managers increased only 1 percent between 2000 and 2007. Why such a small increase? The acronym WOMEN can remind us of the barriers still to overcome.