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New Research Shows Workplace Childcare Initiatives Help Organizations Retain Women



Most parents would probably agree that workplace childcare initiatives are helpful to them personally, but relatively little is known about these initiatives’ effects on organizations as a whole. 

 New research by Matthew M. Piszczek at Wayne State University, recently published in the Journal of Management, reveals organizations do benefit, as childcare initiatives are associated with lower collective turnover rates for women in years following their introduction. The results also show that higher female collective turnover rates are associated with a higher likelihood of an organization adopting a childcare initiative in subsequent years.

In other words, organizations that need to retain women are more likely to create childcare initiatives—and these initiatives are likely to work.


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