Eco & Pub Policy - The Economic Impact Of "Work-Life Balance" Choices
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.
Work-Life Balance, OECD Better Life Index
Please read: Intro, Turkey, Denmark, and U.S. (and any others you are personally interested in)
Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility, Exec Office of the President, Council of Economic Advisors
Singapor offers third best work-life balance in Asia - but China and India still better, Singapore Business Review
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
Booth Club Members: $14.00
Chicago Booth Students: $14.00
Non Members: $16.00
Please complete the pre-reading assignment before attending. Thank you.