Recently Completed Programs
Workplace, Workforce, and Working Families
Sloan Centers on Working Families
To build a body of quality scholarship that provides perspective to and understanding of the lives of working families and the work conditions that affect them, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s program on Workplace, Work Force and Working Families created six Sloan Centers on Working Families. Four of these centers are engaged in ongoing research.
- The Center on Parents, Children and Work at NORC, University of Chicago and Michigan State University
- The Center on the Ethnography of Everyday Life of Families (CELF) at the University of California, Los Angeles
- The Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL) at Emory University
- The Center for the Ethnography of Everyday Life (CEEL) at the University of Michigan
The remaining two centers have completed their funded work.
- The Center on Working Families at the University of California, Berkeley
- The Employment and Family Careers Institute at Cornell University
Each of these interdisciplinary Centers is directed by leading scholars who have developed research programs built on their intellectual strengths. As a result, each Center has developed its own distinctive approach to its study of working families. In addition, the Centers have played an instrumental role in developing the next generation of scholars interested in studying working families.
Other important grantee partners include:
- The M.I.T Workplace Center, which is devoted to building—in theory and in practice—a mutually supportive relationship between the performance of firms and the well being of employees, their families, and communities
- The University of California Hastings Center for WorkLife Law, which researches the employment discrimination faced by parents and and other caregivers.