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Work, Family, & Health Network

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Erin Kelly
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Flexible Work and Well-Being
Current Research

The Flexible Work and Well-Being Center is now engaged in the Work, Family and Health Study. This collaborative study involves sociologists, psychologists, developmental scholars, economists, and public health scholars who are rigorously examining how workplace conditions - and changes in those conditions - affect the lives of employees and their family members.

The Work, Family and Health Study is designed as a randomized field experiment in which some workplaces or work groups participate in an initiative, while other workplaces or work groups within the same company continue to operate as they do now. Researchers followed employees in both conditions over 18 months to examine changes in work effectiveness and other organizational outcomes, as well as health, well-being, and personal and family life.

The Work, Family and Health Network partnered with two organizations that have very different workforces: one in information technology and another in the health care industry. Employees and managers from these organizations participated and data was also gathered from employees' spouses or partners and their children.

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