Where in the news is FWI?

Families and Work Institute media highlights from June 29 – July 3, 2009.

Work-Life Balance: A Male Perspective

  • Click Here to listen to this WAMU American University Radio interview which “examines the [work-life] concerns of young working men and looks at how employers are beginning to respond.” Featured in this interview are Ellen Galinsky, President, Families and Work Institute; Kathleen Gerson, Professor of Sociology, New York University; and Ken Gosnell, Associate Vice President of National Programming, National Fatherhood Initiative.

Survival guide for breadwinner wives

  • In this MSN Money article, MP Dunleavey argues that “women who earn more than their husbands are hardly rare, but that doesn’t mean it’s a comfortable role for them (or their spouses),” and she offers these women 3 tips on how to make it easier. Ellen Galinsky points out that “this is a sea change,” and FWI’s Times Are Changing: Gender and Generation at Work and at Home is referenced to confirm that an increasing number of women are earning significantly more money than their spouses or partners.

Meeting the Challenges of Age Diversity in the Workplace

  • This article promotes the idea that CPA firms must develop more flexible work policies to both attract younger workers and entice older workers to delay retirement. FWI research is used to demonstrate that Gen X employees tend to be more family-oriented than Baby Boomers, and they are, therefore, enticed by more family-friendly policies and flexibility in the workplace.
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