Stories by Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey is Senior Economist at American Progress. subscribe to Heather Boushey's feed

Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Hanna Rosin's new book targets the huge cultural and gender shifts in American life.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2006, Source:

A decade after welfare reform, most former recipients still live in poverty. But now they have crappy jobs, too.

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.

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.