What We’re Reading Today (10/116)

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

Iohud

RCC child care: difference between degree and dropout

Kimberly Redmond, October 13

 

Park Record

Park City teens serve as ambassadors for girl’s conference

Carolyn Webber, October 12

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The Wall Street Journal

Labor Department Taps Executives, Union Officials for Apprentice Program

Eric Morath, October 16

 

The Washington Post

White men rule the business world. They still feel left out at work.

Danielle Paquette, October 16

 

The New York Times

Trump’s Top Economist Says Corporate Tax Cuts Will Lift Workers’ Wages

Jim Tankersley, October 16

 

The New York Times

#MeToo Floods Social Media With Stories of Harassment and Assault

Ann Cordrea-Rado, October 16

 

The New York Times

How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans

Austin Frakt, October 16

 

The New York Times

A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult.

Audra D.S. Burch, October 15

 

OPINION

Forbes

Lean In And Women’s Economic Empowerment In The Age Of Donald Trump

Elizabeth MacBride, October 16

 

The Daily Beast

We Have to Stop Blaming Women for Harassment At Work

Lisa Senecal, October 15

What We’re Reading Today (10/11)

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.)


DOMESTIC POLICY

The Washington Post

A surprising number of men think women are ‘well represented’ when just 1 in 10 executives is female

Jena McGregor, October 10

 

Market Watch

How the higher education system is holding Latino workers back

Jillian Berman, October 11

 

The New York Times

Careers for Women in Technology Companies Are a Global Challenge

Alina Tugend, October 10

 

Huffington Post

As If Trump Weren’t Enough, Women Are Falling Behind At Work, Too

Emily Peck, October 10

 

The New York Times

Gretchen Carlson: How to Encourage More Women to Report Sexual Harassment

Gretchen Carlson, October 10

 

The New York Times

Unintended Consequences of Sexual Harassment Scandals

Claire Cain Miller, October 10

 

TeenVogue

How the School-to-Prison Pipeline Works

Mariame Kaba, October 10

 

The New York Times

Successful Career Women Finish the Phrase ‘If Only …’

Alina Tugend, October 10

 

The Washington Post

Working night shifts is linked to an increased risk of obesity

Linda Searing, October 9

 

The New York Times

Doubtful Science Behind Arguments to Restrict Birth Control Access

Aaron E. Carroll, October 10

 

The Washington Post

Florida’s schools — once integration’s great hope — are resegregating

Moriah Balingit, October 10

 

CULTURE

The New York Times

In Love With Romance Novels, but Not Their Lack of Diversity

Katherine Rosman, October 10

 

OPINION

Cosmopolitan

Dissatisfied With the Number of Women of Color in Office? You Can Help Change That.

Muriel Bowser, October 10

 

The Washington Post

Women shouldn’t trust the men who call themselves allies

Irin Carmon, October 10

 

Cosmopolitan

The Infantilization of Adult Professional Women

Jill Filipovic, October 10

 

USA Today

Our problem with sexual abuse is about more than Harvey Weinstein

Kelly Lawler, October 10

 

TeenVogue

Harvey Weinstein is More Proof That We Can Take Down the Patriarchy With Storytelling

Lauren Duca, October 10

 

The Washington Post

Why aren’t wages growing more quickly? A graphical analysis.

Jared Bernstein, October 9

What We’re Reading Today (10/6)

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.)


DOMESTIC POLICY

The New York Times

U.S. Lost 33,000 Jobs in September; Unemployment Rate Dips to 4.2%

Patricia Cohen, October 6

 

Market Watch

‘Predictably awful’ — what economists said about jobs report as hurricanes took toll

Robert Schroeder, October 6

 

The Wall Street Journal

Fed’s Harker: Worker Training Is Investment in Economy, Not Just a Cost

Eric Morath, October 5

 

The Washington Post

The firm that brought us ‘Fearless Girl’ was underpaying women, U.S. government says

Mary Hui, October 6

 

Huffington Post

11 Women Share Their First ‘Harvey Weinstein’ Moments Of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Jenavieve Hatch, October 5

 

CNBC

Amazon takes parental leave so seriously, even spouses get paid time off

Ruth Umoh, October 5

 

The Washington Post

After the check is gone

Terrence McCoy, October 6

 

The New York Times

Trump Administration Set to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate

Robert Pear, October 5

 

OPINION

The Washington Post

America is divided on whom to blame for black Americans’ challenges in getting ahead

Eugene Scott, October 5

 

The Washington Post

A new report suggests a fundamental idea behind CEO pay could be ‘broken’

Jena McGregor, October 6

What We’re Reading Today (10/5)

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

Marketplace

California legislation aims to narrow the gender pay gap

Mitchell Hartman, October 5

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The Washington Post

Here’s why the wealth gap is widening between white families and everyone else

Tracy Jan, October 5

 

The New York Times

Recession’s Hangover Blurs the Way to a Broad Recovery

Ben Casselman, October 5

 

Market Watch

These 6 charts explain why some Americans have gotten much richer than others

Quentin Fottrell, October 5

 

The New York Times

Payday Lending Faces Tough New Restrictions by Consumer Agency

Stacy Cowley, October 5

 

TeenVogue

Louisiana Limits Public Colleges and Universities from Asking Applications About Criminal History

Robert Newhouse, October 5

 

USA Today

5 reasons your small raise could get bigger

Paul Davidson, October 5

 

TeenVogue

Youth Incarceration in the United States, by the Numbers

Molly Knefel, October 4

 

CULTURE

The New York Times

Should Women Make Their Own Pop Music Canon?

Wesley Morris, October 5

 

The New York Times

Celebrating Global Feminism With Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan

Melena Ryzik, October 5

 

OPINION

The Economist

The gender pay gap that still needs to be closed

October 7

 

Glamour

The 20-Week Abortion Ban Won’t Become Law. It Should Still Scare You

Hillary Kelly, October 5

 

The New York Times

The Myth of Women’s ‘Empowerment’

Rafia Zakaria, October 5

 

The Washington Post

Once women take the wheel, Saudi Arabia will never be the same

Manal al-Sharif, October 5

 

The Washington Post

A woman may finally get a monumental tribute on the Mall, and she’s naked? Really?

Petula Dvorak, October 4

What We’re Reading Today (10/4)

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.)


DOMESTIC POLICY

The New York Times

Start-Ups Use Technology to Redesign the Hiring Process

Iris Bohnet, October 3

 

The New York Times

Inspired or Frustrated, Women Are Starting Businesses of Their Own

Kerry Hannon, October 3

 

Huffington Post

Las Vegas Shooter Was Known To Verbally Abuse His Girlfriend In Public

Melissa Jeltsen, October 3
Market Watch

Who is middle class? Their income is lower than you might think

Alicia H. Munnell, October 3

 

The Wall Street Journal

The Hand-to-Hand Combat to Save Payday Lending

Yuka Hayashi, October 4

 

The New York Times

What Women Say They Need to Help Them Achieve Their Goals

Alix Strauss, October 3

 

The New York Times

States Gird for Worst as Congress Wrestles with Children’s Insurance Program

Robert Pear, October 3

 

The Wall Street Journal

House Backs Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

Michelle Hackman, October 3
Huffington Post

The ACLU Is Suing To Increase Access To The Abortion Pill

Catherine Pearson, October 3

 

Cosmopolitan

The U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Has No Regrets About Fighting for Equal Treatment

Eileen Reslen, October 3

 

INTERNATIONAL

The Wall Street Journal

OECD Report: Rich Countries Need to Wage War on Gender Pay Gap

Paul Hannon, October 4

 

OPINION

The Washington Post

Congress just let the program that keeps my daughter alive expire

David Berzonsky, Octobr 4

Post-hurricane recovery efforts must include women’s voices

By Heidi Hartmann and Geanine Wester

The people in cities and towns across Florida and the Caribbean (as well as those in Houston and the coastal areas) find themselves in the unenviable position that the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast found themselves in just 12 years ago: wondering how to rebuild and recover in the wake of a disastrous storm. Many are looking back to the recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans to learn lessons for what to do this time, which is encouraging, and the rescue effort has already benefitted from lessons learned from Katrina.

The distance of 12 years has produced a body of research on the post-Katrina Gulf Coast that can be instructive for those with the unfortunate task of rebuilding whole communities. One lesson that we hope will be heeded in post-Irma and post-Harvey recoveries: include women — particularly women whose voices might not be easily heard, such as poor women and women of color — in recovery planning.

Women are more vulnerable to climate disasters than men for a number of reasons. Evacuating or rebuilding often comes at a cost, yet in every state in the country, women are more likely to live in poverty than men. This is particularly true in Florida, where a recent report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in collaboration with the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance found that the state ranked in the bottom third of all states for the share of women living in poverty. The outlook is not promising: women in Florida are more likely to live in poverty than they did in 2004.

What’s worse is that women of color in Florida, as is true in other states, have much higher poverty rates than white women. The poverty rates among Florida’s black women (25.2 percent), Native American (21.4 percent), and Hispanic women (21.2 percent) are about twice as high as for white women (11.9 percent) in the state.

Women, particularly low-income women and women of color, have the greatest stake in effective and humane disaster recovery.

What We’re Reading Today (10/2)

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

Bloomberg BNA

Gender Gap Persists in Parental Leave

Martin Berman-Gorvine, September 29

 

KXAN

Council unanimously votes to explore paid sick leave

Kate Weidaw and Jacqulyn Powell, September 30

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

Huffington Post

Starbucks Under Fire For Giving Less Parental Leave To Hourly Workers

Emily Peck, October 2

 

The Wall Street Journal

The Link Between Economic Growth and Tax Cuts Is Tenuous

Kate Davidson, October 1

 

The New York Times

Marches for Racial Justice and Black Women Converge in Washington

Emily Baumgaertner, September 30

 

The Washington Post

How the military handles sexual assault cases behind closed doors

Craig Whitlock, September 30

 

CULTURE

The New York Times

‘Faux’ Male Feminists Draw Ire in Hollywood

Monica Corcoran Harel, September 30

 

OPINION

The New York Times

Let Wronged Workers Join Together for Justice

David Freeman Engstrom, October 2