One of the key demographics in particular need of work flexibility is working parents. Parents of infants and toddlers all-too-often struggle to find quality care to cover a fulltime rigid work schedule. Parents of school-aged children need flexibility for pick-ups and drop-offs, schedule changes, parent-teacher meetings, volunteer commitments, and activity attendance. These posts highlight the specific struggles of working parents when it comes to juggling personal and professional needs.
Too often couples feel pushed to choose between work and caregiving. But a growing community of parents is showing us new ways to navigate this challenge.
While affordable child care is one tool that could be used to address the challenges facing working parents, another is improved work flexibility.
Recent headlines about Megyn Kelly’s move to NBC provide more evidence that offering work flexibility can help companies attract top talent.
1MFWF spoke with economic historian and a labor economist Claudia Goldin about how flexibility could help eliminate the gender pay gap.