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Work-Life Balance

The essential issue in work-life balance is the inability of many workers to achieve parity with regard to their responsibilities to a job and/or a profession, and their obligations and commitments to their private, family, nonwork lives. Work-life balance is not a new problem; it has long been a part of everyone’s work-life experience. But since the latter part of the 20th century, the accelerating pace, stress, and complexity of jobs and careers have placed this phenomenon at the center of every conversation about our collective work lives. Work-life balance is not simply a gender or family rights issue. It is a problem that touches every member of the workforce and is closely related to two fundamental questions: (1) Do we live to work, or ...

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