Workplace Flexibility 2010

Families and Caregivers

In 1970, almost two-thirds of married couples had one spouse at home to handle family life needs. But the reality today for most families is that both members of a couple must work full-time to make ends meet. And in single-parent families, all the work and family responsibilities fall on one individual.

Millions of American families are struggling to balance child and elder care with the demands of work. But the structure of the American workplace has failed to adjust to these dramatic shifts in the demographics of our workforce.

Workplace flexibility can be a critical support to the millions of employees and families facing serious caregiving responsibilities – whether for children, elderly relatives or other loved ones.

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