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Shared parenting benefits working moms
Kristen Paasch - A Plus, 29 August 2017. [30-08-2017]
While shared parenting is still a novel idea in the United States, reform is moving forward.
5 secrets to balancing work and parenting
William Treseder - Ladders, 2 August 2017. [07-08-2017]
When we harmonize, the challenges of balancing work and care help us get to the next level. When we diverge, the same challenges stress us out. This is never more true than with decisions about work.
Our life as a one-income family in Sweden
Victoria Martínez - The Local, 30 June 2017. [30-06-2017]
Sweden has been the best place we could ask to live as a one-income family, writes the author, who moved to Sweden last year with her Spanish husband and two children.
5 helpful tips for juggling work and parenting
Vanguard, 14 June 2017. [15-06-2017]
Juggling work and parenting might not exactly be the easiest thing to do, but there are a couple of things you can do to make it easier. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 tips for juggling work and parenting.
US: How much Louisiana parents struggle to balance children, careers
Andrea Gallo - The Advocate, 1 May 2017. [02-05-2017]
More than 16 percent of Louisiana parents asked about their child care arrangements reported quitting their jobs because of problems finding care for their young children, while 18.5 percent of parents scaled back from working full-time to part-time at one point, according a survey presented Monday that was billed as the first-of-its-kind.
Flexible bosses can mean more babies
Charissa Yong -The Straits Times, 17 April 2017. [18-04-2017]
Dr Olivier Thevenon, who was invited recently to Singapore to advise on family and fertility policies, said a "soft law" that gives parents the legal right to ask for flexible working arrangements can help change norms.
The gender pay gap is about motherhood
Zoe Strimpel - The Telegraph, 7 April 2017. [18-04-2017]
Why does the term “having it all” only apply to working mothers, rather than working fathers, who are widely seen as unfairly put upon when asked to bread-win, along with their partners, and do 50% of the house work?
India: parenting & profession: the right balance
Vijay Anand - Deccan Herald, 15 April 2017. [16-04-2017]
If you are a working mother, you would agree that the guilt of not being by your kid’s side did irk you deeply at some point. But many would also agree, that they eventually made peace with it, because they knew what they were doing in their careers was for the greater good of the family altogether.
Companies supporting families
Hilary Shenfeld - People, 29 March 2017. [01-04-2017]
Can a company do well and do good? The 50 firms on People’s first annual Companies That Care list do just that. In partnership with the research firm Great Place to Work, they surveyed workers at nearly 1,000 companies across the U.S. With charitable giving, community outreach and some very creative perks, these firms prove you can make a profit and make the world a better place.
10 Finding a balance between school and parenting
Bianca Mujica - North Texas Daily, 22 March 2017. [23-03-2017]
“I feel like I’m occupying space in two different worlds that don’t meet all the time,” a young mother says. “I’m an outsider in parenting groups because I’m so young and I’m an outsider as a student because I can’t do a lot of the things that are part of college culture.”
11 Balancing career with family duties
Elizabeth Cipolla - The Post-Journal, 12 March 2017. [13-03-2017]
Everywhere you look, there are articles and books being written about the generational workplace shakeup that has been taking place in recent years due to the introduction of Millenials and Generation Z into the workforce amidst Baby Boomers and Generation X. However, there is another generation of workers who are fighting different battles and they aren’t being talked about – the Sandwich Generation.
12 Balancing parenting and work stress: a guide
Daisy Wademan Dowling - Harvard Business Review, 9 March 2017. [10-03-2017]
Most working parents look to their networks of mentors, coworkers, and professional contacts for advice on balancing the competing demands of work and home. But the off-the-cuff guidance that most new working parents in the U.S. get, even if it’s candid and well-intentioned, isn’t always helpful. Too often it’s contradictory, vague, out of date, unactionable, even downright disheartening.
13 Would you give up pay for more family time?
Katie Johnston - The Globe, 9 February 2017. [11-02-2017]
As younger generations increasingly demand more work-life balance, the workplace has become more accepting of fathers’ family obligations. And some of them are sacrificing money, and sometimes high-powered careers, in order to better tend to their family’s needs.
14 Balancing work and children
EuroNews, 17 January 2017. [18-01-2017]
It is tough for us to balance our work and our personal life, but add kids to the mix and the going gets really tough, especially for women. Now, Malta sets the stage for Real Economy’s peak into the baby steps that are being taken and what is desperately needed to ensure that Europe’s mothers and fathers have what they need to have the children our aging population desperately needs.
15 Paid leaves are not job killers
Danielle Corley, Sunny Frothingham, and Kate Bahn Posted - Center for American Progress, 5 January 2017. [06-01-2017]
Paid sick days and paid family and medical leave have gained new momentum in the past several years as policymakers, businesses, and the public increasingly recognize the necessity of these policies for working families. Yet even as states and cities across the country pass laws guaranteeing paid sick days and paid family and medical leave, too many families still do not have access to these critical workplace standards.
16 Quitting my job made me feel like a failed feminist
Lauren Sams - Stuff, 2 January 2017. [02-01-2017]
Until every employer realises that it's perfectly acceptable - and not perfectly audacious - to have a job and a family, women will still bear the brunt of feeling crazy, busy and guilty. And that's not good enough.
17 The invisible workload that drags women
Lisa Wade - Time, 29 December 2016. [02-01-2017]
Scholars have documented that women, even those who worked full time, were doing the majority of what came to be called the ‘second shift’: the work that greets us when we come home from work. Even when their male partners ‘help out’ by doing their fair share of chores and errands, it is the women who notice what needs to be done.
18 Finally, jobs that work for parenting
Anne Miller - Yes Magazine, 26 September 2016. [26-10-2016]
There’s an argument for changing systems from within. Break the glass ceiling, extend a hand, pull others up behind you. But how do we find the energy to break the glass ceiling on four hours of sleep, with a sick kid, a working spouse, no family around, and a strained bank account? School hours and office hours don’t match, leaving parents scrambling for after care.
19 Deloitte enters the paid leave arms race
Valentina Zary - Fortune, 8 September 2016. [12-09-2016]
The new rules will allow all employees—men and women—to take up to 16 fully paid weeks off to care for a family member. This includes a new child, spouse, or aging parent.
20 There's no super woman, there are real women
Elda Khanamirian Awad - Al Arabiya, 13 March 2016. [13-03-2016]
More women work because they have to share the financial responsibilities with their husbands. The Middle East is no different. Working moms have no choice but to make it work. Supporting husbands help a lot. You can’t sit around feeling guilty because it creates a negative energy.
21 How to level the playing field for working families
Elizabeth Warren - The Boston Globe, 29 February 2016. [29-02-2016]
Twenty-three years ago this month, the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, was signed into law. Today, most American workers can take unpaid time off to care for a family member or for themselves without worrying that their job won’t be there for them when they return. The FMLA was a huge step forward for working families, but let’s be honest: It’s not nearly enough.
22 How can moms better manage their business?
Lisa Froelings - The Huffington Post, 1 December 2015. [02-12-2015]
Mothers nowadays are not just contented with being homemakers because they feel they can do more than raising families and taking care of the kids. Unlike before where moms just stay at home while the father goes to work, today, mothers are looking to boosting their careers and chasing on their dreams. One of those dreams is owning and managing their own business.
23 More young adults live with their parents now
Laura Kusisto - The Wall Street Journal, 23 November 2015. [25-11-2015]
More young adults are now living with their parents than during the recession, according to U.S. Census data. The share of 18-to-34-year-olds living with their parents was 31.5% as of March 2015, up from 31.4% last year, according to a report from the Commerce Department on Monday. In 2005, just 27% of young adults lived with their parents, a number that has climbed pretty steadily since then.
24 Do men prioritize family time more than women?
Elizabeth Weingarten - Pacific Standard, 20 November 2015. [21-11-2015]
Are women so worried about how people will perceive their prioritizing family over work that they’ve started to back off? A new study suggests men prioritize home and family over work more than women do.
25 The benefits of paid leave for children are real
Kelly Wallace and Jen Christensen - CNN, 29 October 2015. [30-10-2015]
What are the health benefits of paid parental leave on children, mothers and fathers? To answer that question, CNN reviewed more than 20 studies on the health impacts of parental leave on parent and child and talked to a handful of researchers. What they found is that most studies come to the same conclusion: paid parental leave can have a significant positive effect on the health of children and mothers.
 
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