Boston College Center for Work & Family
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Get Away to Get Ahead 5/31/2016
Our findings on the positive impacts of vacation on physical and mental wellbeing as well as 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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