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Access to Paid Leave: An Overlooked Aspect of Economic & Social Inequality

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Access to Paid Leave: An Overlooked Aspect of Economic & Social Inequality
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CLASP

Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil

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Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil
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Mother Jones

Why "efficiency" and "productivity" really mean more profits for corporations and less sanity for you.

Helping Women Get Back in the Game

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Helping Women Get Back in the Game
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New York Times

Been a Long Time Coming: Social Entrepreneurship in Later Life

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Been a Long Time Coming: Social Entrepreneurship in Later Life
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Sloan Center on Aging & Work

January 2014--In 1997, Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures) took a bold step and began public conversations that challenged assumptions about the experience of aging and the productive capacities of older adults. Rather than viewing older adults as being on "a decline toward dependence," Encore.org understood that the creativity, energy, experience, passion, and competencies of older adults could be harnessed to address many of the world's problems.

Why We Need More Women Working at the Bottom, As Well As the Top

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Why We Need More Women Working at the Bottom, As Well As the Top
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The Washington Post

"What is notable about Gallup's research, however, is that it looked at the power of diversity among the rank-and-file. Studies connecting gender diversity and financial performance usually tout how having more women at the top can help decision-making, strategic direction and hiring practices for the company."

Work Life: The School-Run Mumpreneurs

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Work Life: The School-Run Mumpreneurs
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Daily Mail Online

A new wave of enterprising mothers is proving that you don't need to be chained to the desk in order to boost your bank balance. Charlotte Pearson Methven reports on the rise of the new pin-money posse

Why We Can't Make Ends Meet

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Why We Can't Make Ends Meet
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Huffington Post
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

BCCWF Executive Director Brad Harrington considers the issue of income inequality in his latest Huffington Post Blog.

Job Growth Slows in December: Women Gained All 74,000 Jobs Added to Payrolls

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Job Growth Slows in December: Women Gained All 74,000 Jobs Added to Payrolls
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IWPR

According to an Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the January employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women gained 75,000 jobs added to nonfarm payrolls in December while men lost 1,000 for a net increase of 74,000 jobs in December. Because women continued to add jobs in the past month, as of December, women hold more jobs on payrolls than ever. Men have regained 75 percent (4.5 million) of the jobs they lost between December 2007 and the trough for men's employment in February 2010 (6 million).

It's Not OK That Your Employees Can't Afford to Eat

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Blog
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It's Not OK That Your Employees Can't Afford to Eat
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Huffington Post

"One of the things that I find surprising is how many companies that pay poverty-level wages or thereabouts to their employees spend a good deal of effort to be good corporate citizens in other areas. They try to make their operations "green," lessening their impact on the environment, some even sponsor anti-poverty programs in Africa, and so forth. They just don't seem very interested in the poverty among their own workforces."

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