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Stephen Sweet, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology
Ithaca College
Research Fellow
Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Boston College

Stephen Sweet is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Visiting Scholar at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. His books include Work-Family Policy: International Comparative Perspectives (2012)Changing Contours of Work (2013, 2008), The Work and Family Handbook: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Methods and Approaches (2005). His studies on work, family, community, and inequality appeared in numerous journals including Work and Occupations, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Generations, Research in the Sociology of Work, Sex Roles, Family Relations, New Directions in Life Course Research, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Marriage and the Family, and Community, Work, and Family. His current research focuses the reasons why some employers adopt flexible work arrangements and others do not, as well as the ways flexible work arrangements can potentially benefit not only families, but also the employers’ bottom line.,

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