A recent study, published in The American Sociological Review, aimed to see whether the stress of work-life conflicts could be eased if employees had more control over their schedules, including being able to work from home. As might be expected, the answer was yes -- but before everyone deserts their desks, some important caveats bear consideration. U of M sociology professor Erin Kelly comments on her research.
On Monday, many Minnesota students start the school year. The back-to-school season often means a return to stories about students' lives. When the subject is teen girls, the framing of these stories -- by both the media and society -- often follows a familiar pattern. U of M College of Liberal Arts professor Shayla Thiel-Stern comments on her latest book.