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Companies tightening up on flexible work options, report finds | Bizwomen, San Francisco Business Times

21 May 2014—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the center and Center's research is mentioned on

Flexible work arrangements could help bridge the gender pay gap and improve retention of women in the workplace, but few companies offer options such as telecommuting or reduced hours to all workers, according to a recent New York Times report.

The newspaper cites a study by the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, which surveyed 545 employers and found only 20 percent offered flexible options to most of their workers.

“While large percentages of employers report that they have at least some workplace flexibility, the number of options is usually limited and they are typically not available to the entire workforce,” Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the Sloan Center and one of the researchers on the study, said a statement.

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