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Work-Family Interventions and Experiments: Workplaces, Communities, and Society

Addressing the challenges working families face today will require fundamental changes in how and where people work and in the organizational practices, institutions, and public policies that govern employment relationships. Making these changes happen will take time, experimentation and testing of new approaches at multiple levels, collaborative interactions and negotiations among multiple stakeholders, and will require an ongoing learning process. To understand these issues, the MIT Workplace Center was created to bring about changes in the connection between employment and family life by engaging in an innovative combination of research and action. Our approach involves work on three interrelated levels: experiments at the workplace level, public education at the associationallevel, and cross-sector organizations to convene stakeholder at the state level.