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

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

What We’re Reading Today (9/6)

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

Bloomberg

The Wage Gap for Black Workers Is Growing

Jenna Smialek and Jordyn Holman

 

The New York Times

Lasker Prizes Go to Planned Parenthood and Developers of HPV Vaccine

Heather Murphy, September 6

 

The Wall Street Journal

Political Divisions in U.S. Are Widening, Long-Lasting, Poll Shows

Janet Hook, September 6

 

OPINION

The New York Times

The Ivanka Trump Guarantee

Lindy West, September 6

 

The New York Times

How Local Housing Regulations Smother the U.S. Economy

Chang-Tai Hsieh and Enrico Moretti, September 6

 

LONG READ OF THE DAY

The Resegregation of Jefferson County

Nikole Hannah-Jones, September 6

 


 

What We’re Reading Today (9/5)

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

The New York Times

The Best Era for Working Women Was 20 Years Ago

Bryce Covert, September 2

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The New York Times

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

Neil Irwin, September 3

 

The New York Times

Eager to Create Blue-Collar Jobs, a Small Business Struggles

Trip Gabriel, September 4

 

The New York Times

Under Trump, Job Market Has Improved More for Clinton Supporters

Jed Kolko, September 5

 

The New York Times

Trump Shifts Labor Policy Focus From Worker to Entrepreneur

Noam Scheiber, September 3

 

The Wall Street Journal

Workers: Fear Not the Robot Apocalypse

Greg Ip, September 5

 

Seventeen

Betsy DeVos Will Reportedly Announce Major Changes to Campus Rape Policies This Week

Corinne Redfern, September 5

 

The Washington Post

Painkillers can pose problems for new mothers

Consumer Reports, September 4

 

The Washington Post

Reddit co-founder is latest tech executive to take parental leave

Hayley Tsukayama, September 5

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

The New York Times

European Court Limits Employers’ Right to Monitor Workers

Sewell Chan, September 5

 

OPINION

Teen Vogue

Why the Fight for $15 Matters for the Millennial Generation, and for All Women

Neera Tanden, September 4

 

The New York Times

When the Rich Said No to Getting Richer

David Leonhardt, September 5

 

The New York Times

A New Type of Labor Law for a New Type of Worker

William E. Forbath and Brishen Rogers, September 4

 

The Washington Post

American workers will catch on to Trump’s con

E.J. Dionne Jr., September 3

 

The New York Times

Why We Should Put Women on Pedestals

Julia Baird, September 4

 

The Washington Post

Ivanka Trump has learned well from her father’s cons

Catherine Rampell, September 4


The Washington Post

The Democratic Party needs to become a workers’ party

Scott Courtney, September 4

 

The Washington Post

The quiet comeback of the middle class

Robert J. Samuelson, September 3

 

The Washington Post

It’s time to balance the power between workers and employers

Lawrence H. Summers, September 3

What We’re Reading Today (9/1)

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

CNN

Ivanka Trump supports ending Obama-era equal pay data collection rule

Betsy Klein, September 1

 

NBC News

Trump Halted Obama’s Equal Pay Rule. What it Means for Working Women

Suzy Khimm, August 31

 

Business Insider

Millennial Women Have Yet to Recover from the Great Recession

PR Newswire, August 31

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The New York Times

Job Growth Slowed in August, With U.S. Adding 156,000 Positions
Nelson D. Schwartz, September 1

 

The Wall Street Journal

Americans Are Happier at Work, But Expect a Lot Less

Lauren Weber, September 1

 

Elle

Ivanka Trump Just Endorsed Shuttering Obama’s Equal Pay Initiative

Bryce Covert, August 31

 

The Washington Post (Video)

Where was Ivanka Trump this week in the fight for equal pay?

August 31

 

The Wall Street Journal

Texas Judge Quashes Obama-Era Overtime-Pay Rule

Eric Morath, August 31

 

The New York Times

Storm With ‘No Boundaries’ Took Aim at Rich and Poor Alike

Julie Turkewitz and Audra D.S. Burch, August 31

 

The Atlantic

Why Aren’t There More Women Working in Audio?

Joy Lanzendorfer, August 31

 

The New York Times

Texas Abortion Restriction Is Temporarily Blocked

Maggie Astor, August 31

 

INTERNATIONAL

The New York Times

How Chile Ended Its Draconian Ban on Abortion

José Miguel Vivanco and Veronica Undurraga, September 1

 

OPINION

The New York Times

In Silicon Valley, Working 9 to 5 Is for Losers

Dan Lyons, August 31

 

The Washington Post

What’s more important than breast-feeding a baby? Giving a father time with his child.

Petula Dvorak, August 31

 

The Washington Post

Poor Texans are going to suffer the most in Harvey, thanks to state politics

Tawny Tidwell, August 31

 

The Washington Post

The economy really is getting better. Here are two key signs

Heather Long, August 31

What We’re Reading Today (8/30)

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

Bustle

Hurricane Harvey Affects Women More Than Men & Here’s Why

Madhuri Sathish, August 29

 

DOMESTIC POLICY

The Wall Street Journal

White House Won’t Require Firms to Report Pay by Gender, Race

Ted Mann, August 29

 

Fast Company

These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Cofounder To Dodge Startup Sexism

John Paul Titlow, August 29

 

Newsweek

Ivanka Backs Trump Administration’s Plan to Scrap Obama Rules Preventing Pay Discrimination

Callum Paton, August 30

 

The New York Times

U.S. Economy Grew 3% in 2nd Quarter, Fastest Pace in 2 Years

Nelson D. Schwartz, August 30

 

The Wall Street Journal

Pressure Grows to Fund Children’s Health Program

Stephanie Armour, August 29

 

The Wall Street Journal

Workers Save More for Retirement When Employers Tell Them to, Study Says

Francesca Fontana, August 20

 

HISTORY

The New York Times

A diminutive woman — and a spy who defined courage

David Ignatius, August 29

 

OPINION

The Washington Post

The Trump administration’s ongoing attack on workers

Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg, August 30

 

The Washington Post

Trump says a corporate tax cut would create more jobs. Economists aren’t so sure.

Danielle Paquette, August 30

 

The New York Times

It’s a Myth That Corporate Tax Cuts Mean More Jobs

Sarah Anderson, August 30