This week, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation hosted a 2-day conference as part of their National Workplace Flexibility Initiative. The presentations ranged from the role of workplace flexibility in families, over phased retirement options, and attracting women to science fields, to options for military personnel. The Sloan Foundation seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of flexible work arrangements in an effort to increase their availability.
There is a new fresh face of student activism that is challenging the liberal bulwark that has long dominated college campuses, and should have you re-examining your pre-conceived notions about campus activism on the right.
The NYT Economix blog features data which suggests that accommodating women in their pursuit to combine family and career could mean that more educated women will have more babies. Although 2007 U.S. data shows that among women age 40 to 44, 20 percent have never had a child, double the percentage 30 years ago with the percentage rising to 27 percent for those with graduate or professional degrees, prospects for more babies born by educated women are rising, likely due to increased availability of workplace flexibility: