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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 08:56

"A new report from the World Bank and IFC released today finds that women still face legal and regulatory hurdles to fully participating in the economy..."

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 07:43

"It's almost the beginning of National Work and Family Month. Yes, I'm talking about it even before it happens and yes, I'm notoriously early and almost always impatient. I have no tolerance for traffic (thankfully, I telework), slow connectivity, and waiting for the coffee pot to finish in the morning. I'm borderline hopeless.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 07:23

"Recently released income and poverty data from the U.S. Census Bureau highlight the Great Recession’s brutal toll on the economic security of American workers and families. Between 2009 and 2010, real median household income shrank by 2.3 percent and is now 7.1 percent below what it was in 1999. A record 46.2 million people live in poverty, defined by the Census Bureau as less than $22,314 annually for a family of four. Children are particularly likely to be poor, with 22 percent of all children living in poverty—a climb from 20.7 percent in 2009.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 11:34


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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 16:45

As the nation prepares to enter the fall season focused on job creation and measures needed to stimulate America's economic growth, Corporate Voices for Working Families has released three new micro-business cases documenting how partnerships between small businesses and community colleges are playing a positive role in closing the skills gap and in creating a more competitive workforce.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 12:43

"The U.S. is getting older. Americans are living longer, and there are more seniors in the workforce. That means more care-giving responsibilities for everyone.

SHRM’s research shows that members feel two key demographic trends are the growth in the number of workers with eldercare responsibilities,  and those with both childcare and eldercare responsibilities..."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 10:38

"...there is a robust business case for diversity, but the details are not quite captured by the headlines. The case rests on understanding that diversity means more than having a sprinkle of women and a dab of colour, and that the value of diversity lies in developing an inclusive workplace – and that means adaptation, not just assimilation and tolerance..."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 10:09

Story linking latest fertility numbers to lack of supportive family policies

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 08:19

"Today, White House Council on Women and Girls Executive Director Tina Tchen, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 08:11

"Just last month, researchers at Rice and Southern Methodist Universities released a study showing that female scientists were twice as likely as their male counterparts to regret not having more children. Further, these regrets were seen as prompting some female grad students and postdocs to consider leaving academic science.