Monday, 6 June 2011

Call for papers - Work and Family Researchers Network June 2012 Conference, Philadelphia, USA

Call for Papers for Inaugural Conference


Conference Theme: Interdisciplinary Conversations


June 14-16, 2012, Philadelphia, PA, USA

       

We invite 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.

Consistent with the WFRN's mission to advance, promote and disseminate work and family research and to encourage knowledge and understanding of work and family issues among a broad community of stakeholders, we welcome proposals for innovative sessions such as the following: professional development of work and family scholars (e.g., research incubator sessions, methodological workshops, grant writing, publishing strategies); delivering high-quality teaching and training in work and family issues for students, managers and policy makers; developing work and family researchers' effectiveness at communicating their research to the press as well as to organizational and public policy makers; and translating research into organizational, community and policy interventions.

Submission deadline: September 30, 2011. For submission instructions, click here <
http://wfrn.createsend3.com/t/r/l/jtuhlhd/nuduukiyu/h/> .

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