Clearing House Children, Youth and Family
Information on children, family and work/family issues from the University
of Minnesota. Contains links to newsgroups.
Gender statistics for the UK workplace as well as information on legislation,
the Equal Pay Task Force and EOC publications.
Series of seminars to explore contemporary ideas about the new economy,
the implications of work, life and the management of time.
Industrial Relations Observatory Online
Part of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and
Working conditions, this site provides information on policy developments
and research across the European Union and comparative information
with the US and Japan.
and Work Institute
A non-profit organisation that publishes the National Study of the
Changing Workforce, a five-yearly survey of American workers. It also
provides consultancy on the design and implementation of work-life
solutions. The Institute also works with employers, states and communities
on issues related to male involvement in the lives of children.
Registered charity established to explore and address the longevity revolution
and its impact on the life-course. It provides the visionary approach needed
for individual and societal planning to ensure a progressive, economically viable
and socially inclusive tomorrow for all.
Workplace Studies Programme
Information on alternative offices and integrated workplace strategies.
The programme studies work processes, physical design, information
technology and organisational culture to enable a better understanding
of how new workplace strategies can benefit organisations.
for National Statistics
Selected demographic information from the Labour Force Survey and
other ONS surveys.
A database of social science research funded by the Economic and Social
Research Council. Research from public and private sectors on subjects
such as long-hours culture, flexible working and skills shortages.
Abstracts are available along with publication details of the full
Work and Family Research Network
Research network, based at Boston College, which aims to support academics,
researchers, business organisations, policy analysts and those interested
in work and families, by providing resources, research and building
on existing knowledge. Affiliates gain access to monthly email update
and a resources database.
Aimed at researchers, the media, policy advisers and students, this
site aims to provide a comprehensive service to small and medium sized
Centre for Work and Family
Part of the Boston College Carroll School of Management, the Centre
publishes specialist work-life publications.
Weekly Sunday newspaper which has just done a special report on how
the UK is spending its time.
The Work Foundation, formerly The Industrial Society, combines leading-edge
analysis of the modern workplace with practical experience of what
inspiring and successful businesses and public sector organisations
look like today. It runs the EfWLB site.
Life Balance Centre
A virtual resource that aims to raise awareness and promote discussion
of work-life balance issues, promote and disseminate best practice
in achieving work-life balance and conduct research into working practices
and issues. In partnership with Keele University it is currently undertaking
research into the effects of over-working: http://www.24-7survey.co.uk