Recent Bell Fellow Juli Simon Thomas, PhD, has authored a paper that confirms that disruptive events within a family, such as parental loss/gain of job/partner lowered the chances of their children completing high school, attending college and finishing college, and more significantly contributes new insight into the increased negative effects of multiple events within a 2-year period.
Professional women caregivers in long-term care facilities with double-duty (unpaid child care) and triple-duty (both unpaid child and elder care) responsibilities had better retention and engagement in their jobs when they felt more supported by their husbands. The WFHN researchers have published their findings in The Gerontologist.
Learn more about the findings of a study published in the American Journal of Public Health by Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, Research Associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, PhD, Faculty Member Mauricio Avendano, PhD, former Pop Center Fellow Erika Sabbath, ScD and colleagues, in this Reuters article.
Thank you again to Cassandra Okechukwu for giving a seminar this past Thursday. Dr. Okechukwu has a new paper out in Social Science and Medicine titled “Supporting employees’ work-family needs improves health care quality: longitudinal evidence from long-term care.” The study found that although managers of long-term care facilities perceived providing their employees with work-family support (including allowing employees to work additional off-site jobs) and ensuring high care quality for…
A study by Work, Family & Health Network (WFHN) researchers is spotlighted in this piece in The New York Times magazine on “Rethinking the Work-Life Equation.”
Harvard Bell Fellow Juli Simon Thomas, PhD, is co-author on a paper that is one of five finalists (out of 2,500 articles published in 2014) for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. The paper, “Job Displacement among Single Mothers: Effects on Children’s Outcomes in Young Adulthood,” was published in the American Journal of Sociology. Congratulations to Juli on being a finalist for this international award!
Harvard RWJF alumna Jennifer Karas Montez, PhD, and former Bell Fellow Mauricio Avendano Pabon, PhD, are co-authors on a paper published in Social Forces that explores the fact that female life expectancy is shorter in the US than in most other high-income countries in light of the work-family context. Do institutional supports of work-family balance make a difference?
Pop Center faculty members Cassandra Okechukwu, Orfeu Buxton and their colleagues examine the association between work-family stress and musculoskeletal pain in hospital workers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23019044