Work and Family Researchers Network - Call for papers for inaugural conference

Interdisciplinary Conversations: June 14-16, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
June 21, 2011

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) invites submissions of papers, posters, and symposia proposals that address all aspects of work and family issues, including basic research, theory, history, international comparisons, political analyses, policy evaluations, action research, ethnographic investigations and statistical analyses. As this will be a multidisciplinary conference, researchers and scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to participate including anthropology, business and management, economics, family studies, political science, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, and related fields.

Examples of possible topics include (but are not limited to): alternative work arrangements, women's career opportunities, job performance, overwork, underemployment, non-standard work shifts, low-wage work, stress, health and well-being, work-family conflict and enrichment, family leave, organizational policies, public policy, international comparisons, time use, aging and older workers, dependent care, care work, after-school programs and the impact of the recession on today's families. Work and family issues for special populations including military families, immigrant families, single-parent families, and gay and lesbian families, are also welcome. Here are the Confirmed speakers and the Conference Program Committee. Submission deadline: September 30, 2011. For submission instructions, click here.