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Electronic Clearing House Children, Youth and Family
Information on children, family and work/family issues from the University of Minnesota. Contains links to newsgroups.

Equal Opportunities Commission
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.

European 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.

Families 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.

International Longevity Centre-UK
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.

International 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.

Office 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 research.

Sloan 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.

Small Business Service
Aimed at researchers, the media, policy advisers and students, this site aims to provide a comprehensive service to small and medium sized enterprises.

The Centre for Work and Family
Part of the Boston College Carroll School of Management, the Centre publishes specialist work-life publications.

The Observer
Weekly Sunday newspaper which has just done a special report on how the UK is spending its time.

The Work Foundation
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.

Work 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


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