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.)


NPR – Death, Sex & Money

Our Student Loan Questions Live: Part One

September 13



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

Emmie Martin, September 12



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



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



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





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

Hazel Cills, September 12



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