ERIC Number: ED413447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The New Economic Equation. Executive Summary.
Joshi, Pamela; Carre, Francoise; Place, Angela; Rayman, Paula
The New Economic Equation Project opened in May 1995 with a 3-day working conference for 50 national leaders. The equation was defined as follows: economic well-being = integration of work, family, and community. Conference participants identified key economic, work, and family concerns facing the United States today. Outreach activities in 1995-96 included a series of 12 focus groups around the United States, forums with national media, and a legislative outreach project that raised these concerns with the larger public. In April 1996, the 50 national leaders reconvened to review project findings and brainstorm specific resolves for action. Resolves include the following: (1) Now is the time for partnerships among government, business, labor, and civic groups to address the intersecting economic, work, and family concerns; (2) Now is the time for exemplary organizations to serve as models, as potential recipients of awards, and as demonstrations that "something different" can be arranged that enhances productivity and economic security as well as fosters healthy families and communities; and (3) Now is the time to provide options for people to create their own preferred mix of benefits, substitute child and elder care, and flexible schedules at work. (KC)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Family Work Relationship, Futures (of Society), Job Satisfaction, Organizational Climate, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Productivity, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Work Environment, Working Hours
Radcliffe Public Policy Institute, 69 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Radcliffe Public Policy Inst., Cambridge, MA.
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