Work-Family Issues Expert Available to Discuss Workplace Policy in Light of Yahoo's Telecommuting Policy Change
Source Newsroom: University of Illinois at Chicago
Newswise — With Yahoo's telecommuting policy change generating debate over employees working at home, Barbara Risman, professor and head of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is available to discuss contemporary families and the challenges working mothers, as well as fathers, face in today's society. She says conventional thought is that American culture values families, but we don't really value what it takes to care for them. Risman contends we have a society in flux and workplaces, many of which lag behind with outdated beliefs and policies, must catch up to address these contradictions.
Risman is also executive officer of the Council on Contemporary Families. She is the author of "Gender Vertigo: American Families in Transition" (Yale, 1998) and editor of "Families as They Really Are" (Norton, 2010).