What We’re Reading Today (9/22)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

The Spectrum

What you need to know about Utah’s women and how much they’re getting paid

Emily Havens, September 21

 

Press Herald

Letter to the editor: Restaurant worker dishes on need for universal paid sick time

Heather Foran, September 21

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

Bloomberg

Rise of the Tech Bros Means Gender Pay Gap May Only Widen

Jacqueline Thorpe, September 22

 

The Washington Post

For the first time, the Marine Corps plans to have a female infantry officer among its ranks

Dan Lamothe, September 21

 

The Washington Post

States move to restrict domestic abusers from carrying guns

Katie Zezima, September 21

 

The Wall Street Journal

Baby Boomers’ New Job: Unpaid Care for the Elderly

Sarah Chaney, September 20

 

Seventeen

A New Study Shows Just How Many 14-Year-Old Girls Are Depressed And It’s Intense

Katie Jones, September 21

 

Chalkbeat

New York City teachers don’t get paid maternity leave. Their paychecks prove it.

Christina Veiga, September 21

 

The Wall Street Journal

Fed Says Total U.S. Household Net Worth Rose in Second Quarter

Eric Morath, September 21

 

The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Despite Recent Hurricanes

Sharon Nunn and Eric Morath, September 21

 

The New York Times

A Start-Up Slump Is a Drag on the Economy. Big Business May Be to Blame.

Ben Casselman, September 20

 

LOCAL

 

The Washington Post

‘I need this’: At a job fair with Eric Holder and Howard Schultz, hundreds of young people get on-the-spot offers

Perry Stein, September 22

 

The Washington Post

Funding for home visiting set to expire, leaving early intervention services in limbo for many

Michael Alison Chandler, September 22

 

OPINION

The Washington Post

We don’t think Michelle Jones could change because we see black moms as monsters

Manisha Sinha, September 21

 

Teen Vogue

How Black Women Have Impacted Feminism Over Time

Taylor Crumpton, September 21

 

The New York Times

California’s Sexual Assault Law Will Hurt Black Kids

Lara Bazelon, September 22

 

The New York Times

Even College Doesn’t Bridge the Racial Income Gap

NYT Editorial Board, September 20

What We’re Reading Today (9/20)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

Market Watch

More than 1 in 10 college students is a single mom

Jillian Berman, September 20

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The New York Times

Unemployment Is So 2009: Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge

Eduardo Porter, September 19

 

The New York Times

Democrats Mount Effort to Recruit Women as State Attorneys General

Jonathan Martin, September 19

 

Glamour

Women and Opioids: Inside the Deadliest Drug Epidemic in American History

Liz Brody, September 19

 

Market Watch

Rigid gender stereotypes tied to increased depression, violence and suicide in children

Kari Paul, September 20

 

Market Watch

All the single ladies: When it comes to financial planning, women should anticipate spending more time on their own

Alicia H. Munnell, September 20

 

The Wall Street Journal

College Debt Far From a Uniform Burden

Melissa Korn, September 20

 

The New York Times

Woman Says Fox News Banned Her After She Accused Charles Payne of Rape

Emily Steel, September 18

 

LOCAL

The Washington Post

Even in a prosperous city like D.C., many still go hungry, report finds

Courtland Miloy, September 19

 

OPINION

The Washington Post

No one listens to women when they speak around here

Dana Milbank, September 19

 

The Washington Post

Induction of union-busting Reagan into Labor’s Hall of Honor shocks union

Joe Davidson, September 19

What We’re Reading Today (9/18)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

CNBC

How Oprah Winfrey, Venus Williams and other celebrities are addressing the pay gap

Courtney Connley, September 15

 

Mic

The gender wage gap is closing — but not for the reason you think

Stacey Leasca, September 15

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

Market Watch

Women’s wages are catching up with those of men in these states…

Alessandra Malito, September 18

 

The New York Times

When Affirmative Action Isn’t Enough

Dana Goldstein, September 17

 

Huffington Post

This Cop Had The Audacity To Have A Baby. So Her Bosses Got Rid Of Her.

Emily Peck, September 16

 

USA Today

With workers scarce, hiring criteria loosen

Paul Davidson, September 18

 

The Wall Street Journal

Sorry, You Are Probably Not Getting a Raise Next Year

John Simons, September 18

 

The New York Times

Bump in U.S. Incomes Doesn’t Erase 50 Years of Pain

Patricia Cohen, September 16

 

The New York Times

Lurid Lawsuit’s Quiet End Leaves Silicon Valley Start-Up Barely Dented

David Streitfeld, September 15

 

INTERNATIONAL

The New York Times

The World’s Most Powerful Woman Won’t Call Herself a Feminist

Susan Chira, September 16

 

LOCAL

The Washington Post

D.C. has been failing to deliver for black mothers for a long time

Aza Nedhari, September 15

 

OPINION

The Washington Post

The importance of historical perspective in understanding recent good economic news

Jared Bernstein, September 18

 

The Washington Post

The middle class rocks — again

Robert J. Samuelson, September 17

 

The Washington Post

We still have time to repent for American racism

Danya Ruttenberg, September 18

 

The Washington Post

Researchers have a lot of freedom about which findings to emphasize. That can be a problem.

L.J. Zigerell, September 18

 

The New York Times

Who Gets to Define Campus Rape?

Miriam Gleckman-Krut and Nicole Bedera, September 18

 

The Washington Post

Colleges must not turn back the clock on efforts to combat sexual assault

Michael S. Roth, September 18

 

The New York Times

Feminism and the Future of Philosophy

Gary Gutting, September 16

 

The New York Times

In This Sports Gender Gap, Men Fall Short

Will Leitch, September 15

What We’re Reading Today (9/15)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

Vox

House Republicans are trying to block an Obama-era program to track the gender pay gap

Anna North, September 14

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The Wall Street Journal

The Second-Class Office Workers

Lauren Weber, September 14

 

The Washington Post

U.S. workers have been giving a lot more money to the ACLU

Jena McGregor, September 14

 

The Wall Street Journal

Former Google Employees Allege Bias Against Women

Yoree Koh, September 14

 

The Washington Post

Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus

Ariana Eunjung Cha, September 14

 

The New York Times

Silicon Valley’s Dark Side (Again)

Nathaniel Popper and Katie Benner, September 13

 

INTERNATIONAL

The New York Times

In Angela Merkel, German Women Find Symbol, but Not Savior

Katrin Bennhold, September 13

 

OPINION

The Washington Post

African Americans are the only racial group in U.S. still making less than they did in 2000

Heather Long, September 15

 

The Washington Post

The average American spent more than 9 full days getting to and from work last year

Christopher Ingraham, September 15

 

The New York Times

The Economy Isn’t Broken

David Brooks, September 15

 

The New York Times

Women’s Voice Remains Faint in Politics

NYT Editorial Board, September 13

IWPR’s Heidi Hartmann and Gina Chirillo Outline Child Care Agenda in Dissent

IWPR’s Heidi Hartmann and Gina Chirillo Outline Child Care Agenda in Dissent

In the current issue of Dissent, IWPR’s Heidi Hartmann and Gina Chirillo review research from around the world on benefits of child care and outline what a child care agenda for the progressive movement would look like.

Child care has been described by the late economist Barbara Bergmann as a merit good; it does more for society than it costs. Parents, many of whom have low incomes especially when their children are young, simply don’t have the funds to invest the optimal amount in their own children. And parents are not the only ones, or even the main ones, to benefit from their investment; well-educated children benefit all of society. As a society we underinvest in children, and only the public sector can fill the gap.

Read more at Dissentmagazine.org.

What We’re Reading Today (9/13)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

NPR – Death, Sex & Money

Our Student Loan Questions Live: Part One

September 13

 

CNBC

Here’s how much money American women earn at every age

Emmie Martin, September 12

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The Wall Street Journal

Gender Pay Gap Narrows Significantly for the First Time Since Recession

Sharon Nunn, September 12
The Wall Street Journal

Record Level of Job Openings Doesn’t Mean the Labor Market is Tight

Eric Morath, September 12

 

Rewire

Progressive Approach to Child-Care Crisis Could Go Even Bigger

Bryce Covert, September 12

 

The New York Times

With a Groundbreaking Handbook and a Dystopian Tale, Women Gain a Voice

Clyde Haberman, September 12

 

The Washington Post

U.S. middle-class incomes reached highest-ever level in 2016, Census Bureau says

Heather Long, September 12

 

Glamour

The Apple Event Had One Female Presenter—and All Anyone Talked About Was Her Pink Coat

Stacey Leasca, September 12

 

The New York Times

‘It Was a Frat House’: Questions Over C.E.O.’s Conduct Cloud Social Finance

Nathaniel Popper and Katie Benner, September 12

 

The Wall Street Journal

Why Home Care Costs Too Much

Paul Osterman, September 12

 

The Washington Post

New group of experts aims to tackle vexing economic challenges. But will anyone listen?

Damian Paletta, September 13

 

CULTURE

 

Jezebel

Study Finds That Women Characters on TV Are Still More Likely to Be Mothers and Wives

Hazel Cills, September 12

 

OPINION

The New York Times

How Not to Sustain Prosperity

The Editorial Board, September 13

 

The Washington Post

Why DeVos’s position on campus sexual assault is flawed

Diane L. Rosenfeld, Septembe 13

 

The New York Times

Liberalism and the Campus Rape Tribunals

Ross Douthat, September 13

 

What We’re Reading Today (9/11)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


IWPR IN THE NEWS

Newsweek

Hurricanes Like Irma Increase Risk for Sexual Assault

Jessica Firger, September 10

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The Wall Street Journal

The New Corporate Recruitment Pool: Workers in Dead-End Jobs

Jennifer Levitz, September 10

 

The Wall Street Journal

Women With Low Grades May Be More Likely Than Men With Low Grades to Abandon STEM Studies

Ben Leubsdorf, September 8

 

Harvard Business Review

Research: When Men Have Lower Status at Work, They’re Less Likely to Negotiate

Hannah Riley Bowles, Bobbi Thomason and May Al Dabbagh, September 8

 

IRMA

Jezebel

Per Usual, Hurricane Irma Will Especially Hurt Low-Income Residents

Whitney Kimball, September 9

 

The Washington Post

Yes, you can be fired for missing work while fleeing Hurricane Irma

Danielle Paquette, September 8

 

Huffington Post

Texas Provider Will Offer Free Abortions For Women Affected By Harvey

Jenavieve Hatch, September 7

 

OPINION

The Wall Street Journal

Finding America’s Lost 3% Growth

Phil Gramm and Michael Solon, September 10

 

The Washington Post

Pay transparency could help close the ‘wage gap.’ The EEOC shouldn’t write it off.

WaPo Editorial Board, September 9

 

The Washington Post

Betsy DeVos could change sexual assault policy for the better

Ruth Marcus, September 8