Work and Well-Being

The work and well-being project aims to study how work and workplace policies contribute to flourishing, and how individual flourishing in turn affects work productivity, engagement, and turnover. The Program’s flourishing measure has been used for this purpose in collaboration with Levi Strauss & Co., Allegacy Credit Union, Owens Corning, many major airlines, and also a new 5-year research collaboration with Aetna.


Publications on Work and Well-Being

Frederick, D.E. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2017) A review of supportive employment. Technical Report.

Frederick, D.E. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2017) Increased job crafting is positively associated with work engagement: a longitudinal meta-analysis. Preprint available at:

Im, Y. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). The role of first-year maternal employment and paternal involvement in behavioral and cognitive development of young children. Infant and Maternal Health Journal.