Alumni

The Economic Impact Of "Work-Life Balance"

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

July 23, 2014: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Eco & Pub Policy - The Economic Impact Of "Work-Life Balance" Choices

Where

Kopecky Schumacher Bleakley Rosenburg PC
Suite 1620
203 N LaSalle St.
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Everyone has an opinion on this topic. We will look at some of the actual data and discuss issues related to "work-life balance" and what that term means. How does the desire for more balance impact the economy and vice-versa? How do culture, gender, and technology affect people's perception of work-life balance? Does more "balance" make people more or less productive? What countries have the best or worst work-life balance? There are arguments and data to support many sides of this debate. Please read the articles below, then join us for an interesting discussion among peers.

Box lunch will be served.

Pre-reading:

Work-Life Balance, OECD Better Life Index

Please read: Intro, Turkey, Denmark, and U.S. (and any others you are personally interested in)

http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/topics/work-life-balance/

Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility, Exec Office of the President, Council of Economic Advisors

http://www.whitehouse.gov/files/documents/100331-cea-economics-workplace-flexibility.pdf

Singapor offers third best work-life balance in Asia - but China and India still better, Singapore Business Review

http://sbr.com.sg/economy/news/singapore-offers-third-best-work-life-balance-in-asia

Times are Changing: Gender and Generation at Work and at Home, Families and Work Institute 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce, revised Aug 2011

http://familiesandwork.org/site/research/reports/Times_Are_Changing.pdf

Cost

Booth Club Members: $14.00

Chicago Booth Students: $14.00

Non Members: $16.00

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 7/22/2014

Questions

Elizabeth Bleakley 

312-636-6684

Other Information

Please complete the pre-reading assignment before attending. Thank you.

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