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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. For a list of our senior staff and their areas of expertise, please click here. Contact cwf@bc.edu for additional information.

 

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Why Being Young and Coupled Up Is Good for Your Career 7/7/2016

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. 

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New Hampshire’s the Latest State to Make Requesting Flextime a Little Bit Easier 6/24/2016

Jennifer Fraone weighs in on how a new New Hampshire law might positively impact hourly wage workers. 

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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. 

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More Than Half of Dads Say Taking Paternity Leave Will Hurt Them at Work 6/18/2016

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. 

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When It Comes to Work-Life Balance, It's Hard to Know What Dads Really Want 6/17/2016

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.

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@Work Advice: When Will It Be Father's Day in the Office? 6/16/2016

This piece on the fears which fathers face over taking parental leave uses data from our 2014 New Dad study.

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Many Americans Are Still Hesitant to Use Their Parental Leave, Especially Men 6/15/2016

Our Executive Director Brad Harrington comments on the disparity between men's aspirations and actions with regard to utilizing parental leave.

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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.

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New Frontier in Paid Parental Leave: Dads Get as Much Time Off as Moms 5/12/2016 

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.

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The Real Reason Dads Think Twice About Taking Parental Leave 4/13/2016

Our New Dad findings are featured in this commentary on the risks that new fathers face in the workplace when taking on caregiving responsibilities.

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5 Things to Know About Having a Stay-at-Home Husband 3/20/2016 

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.

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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.

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The No. 1 Thing Millennials Want From Their Jobs: Work-Life Balance 12/3/2015

Glamour highlights our research in this discussion of the work-life values of millennial professionals.

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 Why Older Workers Think Millennials Aren't Good Managers 11/11/2015

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.  

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 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.

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 How Hard Should You Push for Paternity Leave? 10/24/2015

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.

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 Paid Leave for Moms and Dads: Reporter's Notebook 9/16/2015

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.

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 Dealing with the 'Daddy Track': Men Face Challenges Going Part Time 9/1/2015

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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