Boston College Center for Work & Family
The Boston College Center for Work & Family is a frequent contributor to global conversations on workforce issues. Our experts are available to speak to the media about a variety of subjects. Our research reports are available for download here. Contact Anne Thomson at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Redefining Fatherhood 6/16/2017
Paternity Leave Has a Celebrity Problem 6/13/2017
9 Takeaways That Could Change Your Company 10/25/2016
Survey results from our study on millennials contribute to the larger picture of the benefits of being in a healthy relationship as a young working professional.
Jennifer Fraone weighs in on how a new New Hampshire law might positively impact hourly wage workers.
Today's Multi-tasking, Chore-sharing, Ever-attentive Dad Is Sparking a "Quiet Revolution" in Parenting 6/18/2016
An in depth look at the progression of our New Dad research is incorporated into this piece on shifts in fatherhood.
Our findings are used in this commentary on a Deloitte study which found that the majority of men beliebe that going on paternity leave would cause issues for them at work.
Lisa Levey, who worked with us on our 2016 report on millennial fathers writes here about the conflict between working fathers' goals at home and in the workplace.
This piece on the fears which fathers face over taking parental leave uses data from our 2014 New Dad study.
Our Executive Director Brad Harrington comments on the disparity between men's aspirations and actions with regard to utilizing parental leave.
Get Away to Get Ahead 5/31/2016
Our findings on the positive impacts of vacation on wellbeing and productivity and focus in the workplace are cited in this blog post, which provides helpful suggestions for summertime work-life balance.
Our Executive Director, Brad Harrington, contributed his observations to this article on companies who are developing paid leave policies which treat all new parents equally.
Our New Dad findings are featured in this commentary on the risks that new fathers face in the workplace when taking on caregiving responsibilities.
Data from our study on millennials provide evidence of recent social changes for this author as he explores the experiences of “SAHHs”-- stay-at-home husbands.
Stop Worrying About "Job Hopping" Employees and Continue to Invest in Their Career Development 1/19/2016
This article dispels myths about millennial employees using our 2015 study and offers tips for maximizing retention, potential, and satisfaction to their employers.
Glamour highlights our research in this discussion of the work-life values of millennial professionals.
Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. workforce- read about intergenerational misunderstandings and how to rectify them in this article, which draws on our 2015 study.
The Trouble with Parental Leave 11/11/2015
This author was inspired to write on the complexities and inequities of parental leave policies by a conference breakout session led by our Executive Director Brad Harrington.
Which presidential candidates are weighing in on parental leave? What are they saying about it? Why should you care? How can you learn more and get involved in the push for paid paternity leave? This piece offers answers to these questions and more using our information from our study on millennial dads and quotations from our Executive Director Brad Harrington.
Explore the challenges which companies face when adding and extending paid parental leave policies and practices used by large companies to address those challenges. This feature makes use of data from our surveys, given through partner employers and social media, to analyze how leave policies are received and utilized.
Brad Harrington comments in this piece on the stigma and isolation that many working fathers face when they attempt to move toward part-time work or work nontraditional hours.
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