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The MIT Workplace Center was established in 2001 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the MIT Sloan School of Management to build—in theory and in practice—a mutually supportive relationship between the performance of firms and the well being of employees, their families, and communities. This Center completed its work and closed in June, 2008. The research, publications, and other information related to the Center can be found on these pages.

 

Keynote of April 2009 Community, Work Family Conference

Lotte Bailyn delivered the keynote address at the Community, Work and Family conference in Utrecht, Netherlands, April 16-18, 2009.
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Family Caregivers: A Shadow Workforce in the Geriatric Health Care System?

Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law, December 2007; 32: 1005 - 1041. Ann Bookman & Mona Harrington, (2007).
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Caring for the Caregivers: Improving Resources for Elder Caregivers in Massachusetts; November 14, 2007

This MIT Report offers a ten-point plan to start a statewide conversation on change, a research summary on the role that families play as a "shadow workforce" in geriatric healthcare system, and expert commentary on the issues surrounding family caregiver support programs.
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The Family Caregiver Handbook: Finding Elder Care Resources in Massachusetts
Published by the MIT Workplace Center to help caregivers navigate the elder care system, this Handbook covers healthcare, social services, financial and legal planning, housing, transportation, and more. Written with the caregiver in mind, the Handbook features a special section on caregiver support services, a Directory of organizations by city or town, and a Glossary called “Eldercare Terms from A to Z.” Please note that the printed Handbook is out of stock, but all of the content can be accessed online. To view the website, kindly click on link below.

To view the companion website, kindly click on link below.
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Advancing Women in the Profession: Action Plans for Women's Bar Associations Report on the Conference, June 11 - 12, 2007, Boston, MA

—Mona Harrington, MIT Workplace Center
—Joan C. Williams, UC Hastings Center for WorkLife Law
—Cynthia Thomas Calvert, Project for Attorney Retention & Center for WorkLife Law
—Holly English, National Association of Women Lawyers
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Women Lawyers and Obstacles to Leadership A Report of MIT Workplace Center Surveys on Comparative Career Decisions and Attrition Rates of Women and Men in Massachusetts Law Firms
—Mona Harrington, MIT Workplace Center
—Helen Hsi, Sloan School of Management
—Spring 2007

Prepared for:
The Equality Commission
Women's Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association

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BOSTON GLOBE, May 2, 2007 Boston Globe related article: "Many Female Lawyers Dropping Off Path to Partnership" ; By Sacha Pfeiffer, Globe Staff

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Published in Journal of Nursing Management, Vol. 15, Issue 1, Pages 72-77, Jan. 2007. , "Self-Scheduling for Hospital Nurses: An Attempt and Its Difficulties"; by Lotte Bailyn, Robin Collins & Yang Song

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Forum: "Who Is Caring for the Caregivers? A Forum on Expanding Supports for the Family Caregivers of Elders"

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An Act to Establish a Massachusetts Work-Family Council
Since 2002, the MIT Workplace Center has been engaged in an effort to create a Work-Family Council as a place for new thinking and action about balancing work and family. Its premise is to find and support policies and practices that benefit families, workers, and business. Longer term, by supporting a better quality of life which keeps good workers in the state, it contributes to the economic development of Massachusetts.

This effort resulted in a bill to establish a Massachusetts Work-Family Council (House 4216) being filed in December of 2004. In 2006, the bill passed the House and Senate in one legislative session but was pocket vetoed by Governor Romney at the end of his term in January 2007. While this was disappointing, we are pleased to report that the Massachusetts Work-Family Council bill was re-filed by Rep. Lida Harkins at the start of the 2007 legislative session under the new House Bill No. 361. After a hearing on July 10, 2007, before the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, the bill was approved by the Committee with the addition of the presidents of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts and the Smaller Business Association of New England to membership in the Council. With a new number, H4308, it is presently in the Rules committee.

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VIEW A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MA WORK-FAMILY COUNCIL INITIATIVE


Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives [ILR Press/Cornell Univ. Press, 2nd Edition, 2006] Lotte Bailyn is a Professor of Management at the Sloan School of Management, MIT and a Co-Director of the MIT Workplace Center [kindly select cover image for further information].

MIT Sloan Management Review
Summer 2006

"Taking the High Road," by Thomas A. Kochan ; Reprint 47407; Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 16-19
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The Equality Commission and MIT Workplace Center Survey on Career Decisions in the Practice of Law is now online! We are surveying attorneys who were in practice in top Massachusetts law firms in 2001, seeking data on reasons for career decisions since that date. The survey has been sent both on-line and by mail. If you have been contacted by the MIT Workplace Center to participate in our survey, please go to the following website: Law Survey


Restoring the American Dream: A Working Families' Agenda for America [MIT Press, September 2005] Thomas A. Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management & Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT. He is Co-Director of both the Institute for Work and Employment Research at the Sloan School and the MIT Workplace Center [kindly select cover image for further information].


Just released, "Early Childhood Education for All: A Wise Investment," includes recommendations from "The Economic Impacts of Child Care and Education: Financing Solutions for the Future," a conference held at the Sloan School of Management in December 2004, co-sponsored by the MIT Workplace Center and Legal Momentum's Family Initiative.

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Starting in Our Own Backyards: How Working Families Can Build Community and Survive the New Ecomony [Routledge, 2004] Ann Bookman, Executive Director of the MIT Workplace Center, argues that community institutions and community involvement are essential to the resolution of work-family conflict. [See "Books" for more details.]


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