'Reshaping the Work-Family Debate'

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The U.S. has the most family-hostile public policy in the developed world. So says Hastings law professor Joan Williams in her new book, "Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter."

Williams says the U.S. needs to implement long-talked-about flexibility in the workplace, and she argues that the needs of men, who now report higher levels of work-family conflict than women, have to be part of the discussion.


Joan Williams, author, distinguished professor of law and founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the UC Hastings College of the Law