With a research focus that includes the workplace and how it affects employees and their families, assistant professor of child and family studies, Kamala Ramadoss, Ph.D., will be a featured presented during the South Asia Center’s Spring Speaker Series. On February 10, she will present, “Work-family Interface in India.” The presentation will take place at 340 Eggers Hall, 12:30 p.m. and is open to the campus community.
The economic boom resulting from the liberalization of the Indian economy has increased employment opportunities, particularly for women who have entered the paid work force in large numbers leading to increasing numbers of dual-earner families. This results in both positive and negative spillover effects from work-to-family and family-to-work, with implications for individual health and well being, marital commitment and life satisfaction. The Frone model of work-family conflict works somewhat differently in India; an understanding of the antecedents and consequences of the work-family interface can help design interventions and workplace policies that will promote better quality of life. Ramadoss’ presentation will explore these topics, with an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the session.