Economy

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

Type of News Item: 
Brief
Title of News Item: 
Access to Paid Leave: An Overlooked Aspect of Economic & Social Inequality
Source: 
CLASP

Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil

Type of News Item: 
News Article
Title of News Item: 
Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil
Source: 
Mother Jones

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

For Working Moms, One Sick Kid Can Spell Disaster

Type of News Item: 
News Article
Title of News Item: 
For Working Moms, One Sick Kid Can Spell Disaster
Source: 
The Daily Beast

"Without institutional supports like paid family leave, paid sick days, or a national system of quality affordable childcare, let alone accommodating bosses, low- and middle-income working parents are left to their individual devices and the results are tenuous."

The 30-Hour Work Week Is Here (If You Want It)

Type of News Item: 
News Article
Title of News Item: 
The 30-Hour Work Week Is Here (If You Want It)
Source: 
Fast Company

A reduced workweek would be healthier for your sanity--and our economy.

War-On-Poverty Debate Largely Ignores Employer Role

Type of News Item: 
Blog
Title of News Item: 
War-On-Poverty Debate Largely Ignores Employer Role
Source: 
Huffington Post

Rising above poverty take a lot--government programs, individual determination, available jobs and it takes Effective Workplaces!

Work-Life Wednesday: The Challenge of Working and Making Ends Meet

Type of News Item: 
Interview
Title of News Item: 
Work-Life Wednesday: The Challenge of Working and Making Ends Meet
Source: 
Fox 25 News Boston
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Boston College Center for Work & Family

BCCWF Executive Director Brad Harrington discussed the current debate on income inequality with Fox 25 New Boston as part of our monthly Work-Life Wednesday series. For more videos and resources, please visit:

http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/centers/cwf/news/Work-LifeWednesday.html

Why We Can't Make Ends Meet

Type of News Item: 
Blog
Title of News Item: 
Why We Can't Make Ends Meet
Source: 
Huffington Post
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Boston College Center for Work & Family

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

States Make Moves Toward Paid Family Leave

Type of News Item: 
News Article
Title of News Item: 
States Make Moves Toward Paid Family Leave
Source: 
The Washington Post

Rhode Island, where paid family leave was approved by wide margins in the state House and Senate in just one session in July, joins California and New Jersey as the only states to offer workers family leave that is paid not by taxpayers or employers but, like Social Security, out of a pool of employee paycheck contributions.

How Equal Pay for Working Women would Reduce Poverty and Grow the American Economy

Type of News Item: 
Report
Title of News Item: 
How Equal Pay for Working Women would Reduce Poverty and Grow the American Economy
Source: 
IWPR

Persistent earnings inequality for working women translates into lower pay, less family income, and more poverty in families with a working woman, which is of no small consequence to working families. About 71 percent of all mothers in the United States work for pay. Of these, about two-thirds (68 percent) are married and typically have access to men's incomes, but married women's earnings are nevertheless crucial to family support. One-third (32 percent) are single mothers and often the sole support of their families.

American Inequality in Six Charts

Type of News Item: 
Blog
Title of News Item: 
American Inequality in Six Charts
Source: 
The New Yorker

"Last Friday, the Center for American Progress, the center-left think tank founded by Bill Clinton's former chief of staff John Podesta, held a conference to launch its new Washington Center for Equitable Growth. The new center, which is being funded by the Sandler Foundation, will finance academic research into the causes and effects of inequality, broadly conceived, and function as a hub for policy makers, journalists, and others involved in the subject."

Syndicate content