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51 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.
52 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.
53 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.
54 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.
55 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.
56 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.
57 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.
58 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.
59 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.
60 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.
61 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.
62 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.
63 Japan: working moms spend less time on their looks
Japan Today, 28 October 2015. [28-10-2015]
According to an opinion poll conducted by major watch manufacturer Citizen Holdings Co, working mothers—defined as married women with toddlers—spend about 10 minutes less getting spruced up than single women who work. The nationwide survey was conducted in late September in an Internet questionnaire of 400 working mothers with children up to 5 years old.
64 A shift in debate over work-life balance
Michel Martin - NPR, 25 October 2015. [26-10-2015]
Have we finally turned a corner? Has it finally happened that when a man says he is making job decisions around his family we can finally believe him, as opposed to wondering when the email exchanges with his outside honey are going to come out?
65 Is stay-at-home parenting 'hard work'?
Christina Schoppert Devereux - The Baltimore Sun, 22 October 2015. [24-10-2015]
When women finally earned the hard-won battle to be accepted in the work place, was the work that women had always done at home inadvertently trivialized? Might the important battle to work side-by-side with men be interpreted as a submission to existing male hegemony?
66 Movement aims to make work more family friendly
Trent Gillies - CNBC, 13 September 2015. [14-09-2015]
The U.S. has no federally mandated paid family leave time, while countries such as Iran and Mexico both guarantee 12 weeks maternity leave. China has 13 weeks. Canada has 15 weeks and the United Kingdom allows 40 weeks. Recently, however, some major technology companies—including Microsoft, Netflix and Adobe—have announced they are expanding paid parental leave benefits.
67 The real costs of unpaid family caregiving
Ami Albernaz - The Boston Globe, 7 September 2015. [08-09-2015]
While these unpaid contributions are vital to reducing strain on state-funded and paid long-term services and supports, providing this care can come at a considerable cost to caregivers. Along with struggling to balance caregiving with full- or part-time work and other family obligations, many take on demanding and complex tasks that they may be unprepared for, such as managing medications, giving injections, and operating medical equipment.
68 Family leave programs should favor women
Janis Powers - The Huffington Post, 27 August 2015. [27-08-2015]
President Obama bemoaned the fact that the United States is the only high-income nation in the world that does not offer a paid maternity leave program and Hillary Clinton released a video passionately declaring her support for paid family leave. Finally, momentum is building to develop a federal program that provides support to families of newborn babies. The key question is: How will it be structured?
69 Perils of changing work schedules extend to children
Noam Scheiber - The New York Times, 12 August 2015. [13-08-2015]
A growing body of research suggests that children’s language and problem-solving skills may suffer as a result of their parents’ problematic schedules, and that they may be more likely than other children to smoke and drink when they are older.
70 Identity crisis of a stay-home mum
Tee Hun Ching - Asia One, 27 Jul 2015. [27-07-2015]
After I’d shouted, at the end of a trying day marked by unceasing squabbles, that I wished I could go back to work and deal with things more meaningful than their childish spats, my son asked in a stricken voice: “Mama, you don’t like staying home with us?” The thing is, I do. I like being mum to them.
71 Lawmakers aim to help people balance work, family
Jake Grovum - The Dallas Morning News, 25 July 2015. [27-07-2015]
After years of focusing on recession job losses, increasing economic inequality and a shrinking middle class, lawmakers in many states this year turned to a related front: trying to balance work and family obligations, because some American workers complain that their employers create unpredictable work schedules that make it nearly impossible for them to meet their family obligations.
72 To have happy workers, don't treat them like children
Aimee Groth - Quartz, 7 July 2015. [08-07-2015]
Recently, there’s been something of a happiness backlash against America’s obsession with feeling happy at work. That’s because some companies have been going about it in the wrong way, working on short-term solutions that tend to treat employees more like children than adults who add real value to an organization. In his book The Happiness Industry, political economist William Davies argues that the discourse around the popular psychology movement entirely misses the point.
73 How to articulate that 'parenting gap' on your resume
Rebel Wylie - Women’s Agenda, 3 July 2015. [03-07-2015]
If you’ve spent time on the frontlines of parenting, you'll know that it is the toughest, most all-consuming job there is. However, in terms of work-speak, those ‘stay-at-home mum’ years can leave a gaping hole in your CV. Pulling together a resume after a substantial break from the work force leaves you with the dilemma of what to write to fill in those blanks.
74 Who's happier: working or stay-at-home parents?
Geoff Weiss - Enterpreneur, 21 May 2015. [22-05-2015]
According to a new study courtesy of child services network Care.com and Yahoo Parenting, it’s almost a wash. While 92 percent of working parents say they are happy, 87 percent of stay-at-home parents describe themselves as happy, too. The study, conducted last month, comprised nearly 1,800 participants.
75 Evidence of advantages of working mothers
Claire Cain Miller - The New York Times, 15 May 2015. [16-05-2015]
Nearly three-quarters of American mothers with children at home are employed. That fact doesn’t necessarily make it any easier for mothers to drop a toddler at day care or miss school plays. The mommy wars might seem like a relic of the 1990s, but 41 percent of adults say the increase in working mothers is bad for society, while just 22 percent say it is good, according to the Pew Research Center.
 
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