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AP looks at paycheck to paycheck difficulties

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October 23rd, 2007

The U.S. economy does not produce enough good jobs, and as a result, many families are unable to afford basics like housing, food, or health care. This Associated Press piece documents the ways that some families are coping.
What is interesting about this article is that the stories highlighted are about people who either have […]

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The Opt Out Story Continued …

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October 15th, 2007

Do you want to know whether women are indeed leaving the labor market and “opting out”? Then come to this terrific event at the New School in New York City.
WORKING MOTHERS: WHO’S OPTING OUT?
Tuesday, October 16, 7 p.m., $8 admission
The New School, New York City
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 […]

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Have young women really closed the pay gap?

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August 5th, 2007

Friday’s New York Times had a most interesting article entitled, “For Young Earners in Big city, a Gap in Women’s Favor.” The article says that, in New York City, among young (those aged 21 to 30), full-time workers, women now make 117 percent of what men earn. The article goes on to note that young […]

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Opting in?

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May 17th, 2007

There’s an interesting piece about women and work in today’s New York Times by Lisa Belkin. She writes there is a “growing acceptance” of a non-linear career and that corporations are developing new, innovative strategies to lure “opt out” Moms back into jobs.
The nice thing about Ms. Belkin’s latest piece is that she begins […]

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