An interesting report from the Center for American Progress looks at the changing demographics of the U.S. workforce. Specifically, that 4 in 10 women today are the sole breadwinners in their families or are earning as much or more than their spouses.

The report suggests that policy changes are needed to address the new workforce reality. These include updating basic labor standards to account for flexible work schedules and improving the knowledge base on what constitutes family responsive workplace policies (including collecting and analyzing the effectiveness of existing work|life policies).

As workshifting gains momentum and more employers begin to reassess how and where we work, I think a focus on workplace flexibility will become more and more important–and not just for women workers.