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Work-Life Policies coverWorkplace policies that provide flexible scheduling, leave for caregiving, and assistance with child care likely benefit employers in recruitment, retention, productivity, and health care costs. Their benefits to employees seem obvious. Researchers, however, are just beginning to move beyond correlational, descriptive studies into rigorous intervention research. These new investigations examine not only the effects of formal policies—whether federal law or company HR initiatives—but also changes in workplace culture. Work-Life Policies assembles a diverse group of commentators—industrial psychologists, labor organizers, policy analysts, management scholars, organizational psychologists, and others—to offer fresh ideas and new insight.

 

Work-Life Policies, edited by Ann C. Crouter and Alan Booth, is available from the Urban Institute Press (ISBN 978-0-87766-748-3, paper, 388 pages, $32.50).

 

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