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date: 02 March 2021

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This chapter provides an overview of the research of the Families and Work Institute over the past 25 years, showing how it selects the subject of its research, sets its short- and longer-term goals, designs its methodology, and translates the findings into change experiments that can then be evaluated. The examples of research described include research on public policy, specifically on parental leave; employer and employee studies culminating in an action project, the When Work Works initiative; and child development research leading to a project called Mind in the Making.

Keywords: work–life research, parental leave, child care, workplace research, workforce research, effective workplaces, workplace flexibility, executive functions of the brain

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