Archive | April, 2011

The Care Crisis: Unpaid Leave is No Leave At All

Unlike the rest of the world, the US does not guarantee mothers and fathers paid time off from work when a baby is born or child adopted. This comes as a total shock and surprise to many. Some people, especially professionals and those at large companies, will be offered a certain number of weeks with [...]

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Why the GDP Won’t Work for Women

You probably know that GDP stands for gross domestic product and is used as a measure of the value of all goods and services produced in the national economy. Economists and elected officials are happy when GDP is up, and headlines are dire if GDP trends downward or is flat. Generally speaking, the assumption is [...]

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