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Workfamily Balance

Family-Friendly Benefits Baby-Step Into The Office

Julie Stich | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Julie Stich

From extended paid maternity leave to breast milk shipping on the company's tab, employers nationwide are embracing new and innovative family-friendly benefits.

Don't Leave When You Leave

Joan Williams | Posted 07.29.2016 | Women
Joan Williams

Another great article by Claire Cain Martin documents that younger professional women are more likely than their elders to plan on taking a career break when they have kids. For them, Sheryl Sandberg's famous advice -- Don't Leave Before You Leave -- can now be supplemented with new advice: Don't Leave When You Leave.

How the Gender Wage Gap Differs by Occupation

Emily Baxter | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Emily Baxter

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracked 535 full-time, "detailed" occupations in 2014 and, in the 125 occupations with comparable earnings data, men earned more than women in all but one profession.

Where Men and Dads Fit in the Work-Family Balance Equation

Emily Baxter | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Emily Baxter

It can be easy to paint work-family balance issues, and the policies that could make a real difference for the economic security and well-being of our families, as women's issues only.

Why Don't More Men Walk the Talk on Work-Family?

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

The data show that while men have made significant progress on both fronts, our actions do not match our intentions -- leaving us more "locked into" work and less involved at home than we'd like.

Two Ways We Can Make Work-Family Balance Easier For Working Dads

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

Many dads struggle with work-family balance, but because they do not see other men talking about these issues, many feel like they struggle alone. We all struggle with work-family, and just knowing this fact helps.

16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous policies, some had nightmare situations that led to them find employment elsewhere, and most were unsupported and left to rely on their accumulated time off.

A 'Balanced Diet' Approach to Work-Family Balance

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

A balanced diet means that we eat enough of different types of food without eating too much of certain categories. Similarly, a full life means that we tend to various parts of our lives (family, work, health, relationships, hobbies, exercise, etc.), all of which are important parts of a whole.

Maria Shriver's Important Voice in Raising Awareness About California Paid Family

Ann O'Leary | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Passing a law is hard work. Making sure that it reaches all those who the lawmakers intended to help is even harder. California's Paid Family Leave law is the perfect example.

Igor Bobic

Bill Clinton's Work Habits Took A Toll On His Staff, But Hillary Might Do Things Differently | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Hillary Clinton stepped down from her position as secretary of state last year, it marked her first break from national political l...

Mom Says: It's OK to Lean Back

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

As your mother, I know that it is SWUG (Senior Washed Up Girl) season once again. You and your friends are college seniors; you've seen and done it all. You're hanging around in sweats, drinking wine, watching season four of Mad Men, waiting to graduate.

The Sustainable Workforce: Part of a Global Sustainability Strategy

Elise Jones | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Elise Jones

Let's not overlook how such a workforce plays into the connections among planet, people, and profit as we strive to help ourselves and others not only survive, but thrive.

Musings on National Work and Family Month

Robin Hardman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Robin Hardman

As a nation, we're suddenly talking about leaning in and opting-out. We're discussing paternity leave in the same breath as Major League Baseball.

5 Things Women Should Know About Eliot Spitzer

Lynn Parramore | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

Before dismissing a man who made a mistake five years ago, women should look at the total record and the whole person before deciding if Eliot Spitzer is a candidate worth supporting.

In Business and in Health: Running a Business With Your Spouse

Nusha Balyan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Small Business
Nusha Balyan

Going into business with the person that you married may seem like a great idea but it doesn't always end up in happily ever after. Some recent high profile divorces and business splits may make you think twice before you tie the co-working knot.

The Nighttime Routine We Should Borrow From The '50s

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents

Written by Jessica Grose for Slate UCLA researchers Elinor Ochs and Belinda Campos spent three years filming a group of 32 middle-class families w...

Mompreneurs: Transition From Corporate to Chaos

Sandy Abrams | Posted 01.26.2013 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Neither happy in her personal nor business life, Lori knew it was time to make the transition to something more balanced with motherhood. Lori become a Mompreneur.

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!

You Can Rescue America's Silenced Time Crunched Voters

Trooper Sanders | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Trooper Sanders

What is the antidote to time silencing the voices of nearly 2.7 million voters? Americans should not only vote on November 6, they should also take practical action as friends, family members, and co-workers leading up to and on Election Day to give busy people in their lives time to vote.

Circus Performer and Mom Says She DOES Have it All

Leah Singer | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Leah Singer

"The circus has been wonderful for having a family," Denitza said. "We are all home together and I never have to leave my kids to travel."

Why Feminism Still Matters

Lisa Solod | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Lisa Solod

Although the reasons Mayer and the millenials hurt the cause of women is different, all the reasons speak to a huge disconnect in American society.

My Advice to Women Who Give Advice to Women

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 09.01.2012 | Parents
Katrina Alcorn

My advice to Susan Chira is this: Save your advice for the people who need it -- your colleagues, your HR departments and your employers who don't understand the needs of working parents.

Changing a Workaholic Culture: Sloan Awards Announced

Katherine Reynolds Lewis | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Katherine Reynolds Lewis

"People work the same amount of hours we were working before, but we're getting much more done," she says. "There aren't people there on the weekends. People have gotten a comfort level that face time is not what's necessary."

Focus on Money Misses Mark on Why Women Work

Sarah Damaske | Posted 01.01.2012 | Women
Sarah Damaske

My research found that even though women emphasize the importance of financial needs in their explanations of their work, money is not the driving force behind their workforce decisions.

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.