HOME OFFICE & To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home #HarvardBusinessReview

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: “This Stanford University study found that people who work at home have less distractions and are 13% more effective than those who go into the office. Read more this interesting study in the Harvard Business Review.

Article by Nicholas Bloom, Harvard Business Review, 2/14/14

Read more at … http://hbr.org/2014/01/to-raise-productivity-let-more-employees-work-from-home/ar/1

PARENTING & 1965-2011 Moms & Dads Roles Converge, but Gap Remains #PewResearch

SDT-2013-03-Modern-Parenthood-01The way mothers and fathers spend their time has changed dramatically in the past half century. Dads are doing more housework and child care; moms more paid work outside the home. Neither has overtaken the other in their “traditional” realms, but their roles are converging, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of long-term data on time use.

At the same time, roughly equal shares of working mothers and fathers report in a new Pew Research Center survey feeling stressed about juggling work and family life: 56% of working moms and 50% of working dads say they find it very or somewhat difficult to balance these responsibilities.

Still, there are important gender role differences. While a nearly equal share of mothers and fathers say they wish they could be at home raising their children rather than working, dads are much more likely than moms to say they want to work full time. And when it comes to what they value most in a job, working fathers place more importance on having a high-paying job, while working mothers are more concerned with having a flexible schedule.1

Read more at … http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/03/14/modern-parenthood-roles-of-moms-and-dads-converge-as-they-balance-work-and-family/

PARENTHOOD & Cost of child care may explain recent increase in stay-at-home moms

Rising cost of child care may help explain recent increase in stay-at-home moms
by Drew Desilver, Pew Research

After Decades of Decline, a Rising Share of Stay-at-Home MothersRead more at … http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/04/08/rising-cost-of-child-care-may-help-explain-increase-in-stay-at-home-moms/

And at … http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/04/08/after-decades-of-decline-a-rise-in-stay-at-home-mothers/