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A Book Review of “Boundaries, Priorities, and Finding Work-Life Balance”

By Professor Anthony Patterson Achieving a healthy equilibrium between work and personal life is an age-old struggle, but in today’s always-on digital age, it can feel harder than ever. “Boundaries, Priorities, and Finding Work-Life Balance,” an installment in the HBR Work Smart series, tackles this challenge head-on. Through a curated collection of articles from leading …

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Adapting to Change: Unveiling the Realities Faced by Working Mothers Amidst COVID-19 

by Dr Rachel Ashman, Dr Laura Radcliffe, Professor Anthony Patterson, and Professor Caroline Gatrell  Dr. Rachel Ashman, Dr. Laura Radcliffe, Professor Anthony Patterson, and Professor Caroline Gatrell, delve into the experiences of working mothers during the tumultuous era of COVID-19. Together, we reflect on how national lockdowns triggered a profound shift in traditional gender roles, …

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National Single Parents Day 2023: Reflecting on Single Parents & Employment

Dr Laura Radcliffe How can we attract, support, and retain single parents in the workplace?   National Single Parents Day is observed on March 21st every year, recognising single parents’ hard work and dedication in our society. Single-parent households are common across OECD countries, constituting around one in four families in the UK and USA, most …

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UOL podcast – The struggle to balance work and non-work roles 

We’re thrilled to bring you a special episode in collaboration with the Future Families Work project and the University of Liverpool podcast team. Join us to unravel the complexities of managing roles and identities in the context of modern family life.  Many couples enter into a relationship expecting to share work and non-work roles equally. …

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Why Care? #6: Dr. Laura Radcliffe – The Barriers to Equal Parenting

“Most work-family policies and the whole way work is set up is still based on a really outdated model of what a family is.” In this episode I talk to Dr Laura Radcliffe, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the University of Liverpool and author of many research papers on the topic of parenting and …

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