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Ocean
12-29-2010, 11:19 PM
When will the US be ready for this kind of natural family arrangement? (http://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/12/29/world/europe/1248069501132/working-part-time-in-the-21st-century.html)

rfrobison
12-30-2010, 01:05 AM
When will the US be ready for this kind of natural family arrangement? (http://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/12/29/world/europe/1248069501132/working-part-time-in-the-21st-century.html)

Funny, I just finished reading this article. My own sense is that the U.S. will move increasingly in the direction that the Dutch have set, particularly as more people--by choice or necessity--continue working past the the traditional age of retirement.

The key will be to make work rules flexible enough to meet the needs of a changing workforce, and for companies to get away from the idea that part-time automatically means unskilled, uncomitted workers. It will be interesting to see how things go.