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Workplace Flexibility For Low-Wage Workers: Benefits For Employees and Employers

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—Dr. Swanberg is an interdisciplinary social scientist with research interests in understanding how the organization of work impacts individual health and work-life effectiveness, as well as organizational outcomes. Workplace flexibility is fast becoming an organizational strategy to assist working families. Dr. Swanberg will discuss findings from the “Citisales Study” – a study, funded by the Ford Foundation, that examined the use of workplace flexibility among low-wage hourly workers employed by a national retail firm.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson.


Jennifer Swanberg, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky


Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:00pm


Tobin Hall, Room 423, UMass Amherst


Free and open to the public