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Work-Life Conflict and the Aging Population

March 5, 2010 - March 6, 2010

OCRI and Linda Duxbury join forces once again to explore workforce challenges in the new millenium. Previous sessions have dealt with the changing demographics in Canada’s workforce; this series will focus on reducing the work-life conflict and work and eldercare. Don’t miss this opportunity to continue Professor Duxbury’s leading-edge dialogue on workplace health and well-being.

Part 1 - Reducing Work-Life Conflict: What Works? What Does Not?
There are four stakeholders in the work-life arena: the employer, the employee, their family, and society. This talk uses data from the 2001 Duxbury and Higgin work-life study involving 33,000 Canadians answering the following questions: What are the options with respect to work-life balance? What can the different stakeholders do? What are they doing? What works? What does not? The presentation will conclude with a number of concrete recommendations on how employers, employees, their families, and the government can reduce work-life conflict.

Part 2 - Dealing with an Aging Population: Work and Eldercare
The children have left the nest and now life should get easier - but not so fast. Your parents and in-laws are getting older and now require your assistance. Using data from Duxbury and Higgins’ 2008 study with the Victorian Order of Nurses, this presentation explores the challenges faced by employed caregivers - individuals who combine paid employment and the care of one or more elderly dependents. More specifically this session identifies the challenges faced by employed caregivers and examines how they cope. It also discusses how employers could facilitate the balance between work and care giving and looks at the costs this form of work-life conflict has on the employer. Finally, data is used to present a business case for change in this area.

When: Friday, March 5, 2010
Where: Rideau Room, Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, 150 Albert St.
Who: Linda Duxbury, Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

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