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Boston College School of Social Work

Melissa Brown

Melissa Brown

MSW, Boston College; PhD, Boston College

Research Interests

Elder caregiving, productive aging, and the work-family interface

Organization Affiliations

Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), and Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

Dissertation Topic

The work-eldercare interface: workplace flexibility and well-being among family caregivers of older adults

Selected Publications

Brown, M. & Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2013). Workplace Characteristics and
Work-to-Family Conflict: Does Caregiving Frequency Matter? Journal of
Gerontological Social Work
, 56, 452-460.

McNamara, T. K., Brown, M., & Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2012). Motivators for
and barriers against workplace flexibility: Comparing nonprofit,
for-profit, and public sector organizations. Community, Work, and Family,
(4), 487-500. DOI:10.1080/13668803.2012.732789

Brown, M. (2009). The 'state' of paid family leave: Insights from the 2006 and 2007 Legislative sessions. In E. M. Douglas (Ed.), Innovations in Child and Family Policy. Lexington Books.