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Heather Boushey is Senior Economist at American Progress.
Does the 21st Century Mark the 'End of Men'? Not Quite -- But Women Are on the Rise
Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Hanna Rosin's new book targets the huge cultural and gender shifts in American life.
Millions of Americans in Economic Battle to Make Ends Meet
Posted on: Oct 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet
One in five don't earn enough to make ends meet and six years of Bushenomics has inflicted new hardships.
Bush's Painful, Lopsided Economic 'Recovery' Continues
Posted on: Aug 29, 2007, Source: AlterNet
New data show that while top earners are OK, this may be the first upswing in history in which middle-class families never fully rebound.
If This Is Such a Rich Country, Why Are We Getting Squeezed?
Posted on: Jul 17, 2007, Source: AlterNet
While the rich are getting richer, they're slashing social security, medicare and other social programs for the rest of us. What gives?
Mommies Opting Out of Work: A Myth That Won't Die
Posted on: Jun 8, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Last year it was the "opt-out" myth, and this year the story is about opting back in. Both tales defy the hard evidence.
Women Catch Up With Men's 2006 Earnings Today
Posted on: Apr 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet
Today is Equal Pay Day -- an anti-holiday that marks how far into 2007 a woman must work to earn as much as a man earned last year.
Family Values Begin at Home, but Who's Home?
Posted on: Mar 20, 2007, Source: The American Prospect
In the struggle to balance work and family, work is winning. Democrats need to take back the values issue and promote economic policies that recognize that workers have families.
You Call This Reform?
Posted on: Aug 23, 2006, Source: TomPaine.com
A decade after welfare reform, most former recipients still live in poverty. But now they have crappy jobs, too.
Why Women Will Lose
Posted on: Feb 15, 2005, Source: Women's eNews
Women live longer, earn less and fill more caretaking roles than men. For all these reasons, they stand to lose the most if Social Security is changed.
Working Moms in a Bind
Posted on: Mar 7, 2004, Source: Center for American Progress
The administration wants welfare moms to work 40 hours per week with no additional money to help pay for child care.
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