Families, Work, and Career Development

Several HDFS faculty conduct research examining the reciprocal influences between families and work, as well as effects on career development. Research projects focus on the intersection between work hours and conditions and family dynamics. Other projects examine the process of career development and the implications of employment across the life span on retirement and well-being at older ages. Faculty in this area also work with specific employment sectors to develop and evaluate work policies and conditions that can improve family well-being. Faculty in this area are also interested in how economic changes, both within and outside the U.S.

HDFS faculty who study Families, Work and Career Development include:

David Almeida

Nan Crouter

David Eggebeen

Ruk Jayakody

Susan McHale