work life balance

Working at the expense of family time impacts children’s wellbeing
Working at the expense of family time impacts children’s wellbeing (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Jobs that are overly demanding at the expense of family time put the mental health of employees’ children at risk, a new study by The Australian National University (ANU) and La Trobe University has found. The researchers said the study ... Read More »

Work-home conflicts affect both genders
Work-home conflicts affect both genders (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Contrary to stereotypes, it’s not only women who struggle to balance work and family responsibilities, according to a new report. In a review of more than 350 studies, researchers found that, overall, men and women reported similar levels of “work-family ... Read More »

Overcoming Workplace Barriers to Breastfeeding
Overcoming Workplace Barriers to Breastfeeding (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Breastfeeding is widely recommended as the best nutrition for infants, providing health benefits for babies and mothers alike. As such, measures to encourage breastfeeding have the potential to lower healthcare costs. “Society in general benefits from mothers and infants who ... Read More »

Pioneering parental leave equality
Pioneering parental leave equality (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Materials scientist Professor Marc in het Panhuis is joining a small handful of Australian men leaving the workplace temporarily to assume the role of primary caregiver. “Surely six months is old enough to take the baby out surfing with me ... Read More »

Risks associated with FIFO life
Risks associated with FIFO life (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Partners of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers have higher levels of emotional problems than other parents in the community, and are at a greater risk of using harsh discipline with their children, University of Queensland research suggests. School of Psychology’s Parenting ... Read More »

Work Climate Contributes Significantly to Working Mums’ Decision to Breastfeed
Work Climate Contributes Significantly to Working Mums’ Decision to Breastfeed (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Breastfeeding is healthy for baby and for Mum. It has a positive impact on childhood obesity, infections and allergies, is linked to a lower likelihood of mothers getting ovarian or breast cancers later in life and to a more positive ... Read More »

Greater productivity & earnings in family-friendly organisations
Greater productivity & earnings in family-friendly organisations (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A QUT Business School study has suggested that the number of work-family programs to support employees an organisation has is key to higher productivity and earnings in gender-diverse workplaces. The study’s lead researcher, Dr Muhammad Ali, from QUT Business School, ... Read More »

Having time for yourself will benefit new mums
Having time for yourself will benefit new mums (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that women who have time for themselves once a week or more in the first six months after childbirth have improved mental health. The findings from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute study of 1500 women found that ... Read More »

Mental health link to work life balance
Mental health link to work life balance (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New findings by La Trobe researchers show employed mothers juggling work and home life face prolonged pressures and poor mental health – regardless of a child’s age or women’s socio-economic background. As part of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, ... Read More »

Men at work: study probing fathers’ work-life balance
Men at work: study probing fathers’ work-life balance (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The work-life balance of Adelaide fathers, and the culture of companies in which they work, is at the centre of new University of Adelaide research. Ashlee Borgkvist, PhD student from the University of Adelaide’s School of Public Health, wants to ... Read More »

 
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