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Bloomberg: Is Everybody Single? More Than Half the U.S. Now , Up from 37% in 76′
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Bloomberg: Is Everybody Single? More Than Half the U.S. Now , Up from 37% in 76′

More than half of the American adult population is single today, according to data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. President of Yardeni Research Inc. points out a variety of economic, social, and political implications of this increase: Singles, particularly younger ones, are more likely to rent than to own their dwellings. Never-married young … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Forget About Leaning in–More Than 40 Percent of Women Are Hanging on by a Thread
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Huffington Post: Forget About Leaning in–More Than 40 Percent of Women Are Hanging on by a Thread

In a recent “Getting Real About Women at Work” survey, 1,000 American women were surveyed about work, career management, and well-being, revealing some startling results. 66 percent of women survey said they wanted a better career, with 60 percent of them wishing they had better opportunities. More than 70 percent of women admitted to not … Continue reading

How Early Is Too Early To Be Worried About Work-Life Balance?
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How Early Is Too Early To Be Worried About Work-Life Balance?

Working at CMC’s Berger Institute has given Director Tomoe Kanaya, PhD, and Program Coordinator Gabriela Grannis an insider’s view of young, talented and highly motivated undergraduates who increasingly express concerns regarding their current and future work-family balance. They’ve just written an article about this in the most recent issue of The California Psychologist (Summer 2014). … Continue reading

Daily News: Obama Pushes for Family-Friendly Work Policies at ‘White House Summit on Working Families’
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Daily News: Obama Pushes for Family-Friendly Work Policies at ‘White House Summit on Working Families’

On June 23, the White House hosted a Summit on Working Families that encouraged employers to adopt more family-friendly policies, such as paid maternity leave and flexible work arrangements. President Obama spoke at the event to push Congress to pass legislation on these issues: When Obama came to the White House, he instituted six weeks of … Continue reading

Wall Street Journal: More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline
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Wall Street Journal: More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline

After three decades of decline, the share of stay-at-home mothers in the United States has steadily increased from 23% in 1999 to 29% in 2012, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. The Pew analysis accounts for various factors that can be attributed to this trend: Pew attributed the rise of stay-at-home mothers to … Continue reading

San Francisco Examiner: Positive Moral Implications of Sharing Home
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San Francisco Examiner: Positive Moral Implications of Sharing Home

San Francisco is legalizing house-sharing. McClain argues this practice betters the family atmosphere because it facilitates exchange of knowledge and cultures. This could be beneficial to families of the home sharers and  the visitors. This is an interesting subject because people are already house-sharing now. If house-sharing is legalized,  this could hurt the hotel industry … Continue reading

Washington Post: Same Sex Couples Begin to Marry in Virginia
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Washington Post: Same Sex Couples Begin to Marry in Virginia

The Washington Post tells the story of Yvonne Landis and Melodie Mayo, one of the first same-sex couples to get married in Virginia after waiting 20 years: There was joy and a whiplash sense of disbelief at how quickly attitudes had changed toward same-sex marriage and gays in general. Mayo recalled surreptitiously going to lesbian bars in … Continue reading

NYTimes: Julia Pierson Resigns as Secret Service Director
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NYTimes: Julia Pierson Resigns as Secret Service Director

The New York Times has just reported that Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, has resigned. Pierson was held accountable for a series of security breaches in her agency, and withdrew from the post following a congressional hearing yesterday. “It had to happen,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said of Pierson’s departure. … Continue reading

The White House Blog: In Support of Paid Leave: 25 Million Stories
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The White House Blog: In Support of Paid Leave: 25 Million Stories

An excess of 30 million working families have young children. These families are forced to balance work and parenting, which has adverse affects on the child and the parent. Right now, the federal government does not offer or require any paid leave programs. Nearly 60 percent of U.S. workers are eligible for leave under the Family … Continue reading