Republicans want to claim that marriage can solve inequality. In truth, they’re entirely missing the point
40 percent of couples married in the aughts are keeping their religious traditions separate after they marry compared to just over 20 percent in the 1960s. Keeping faith separate is even more common among gay couples—almost 50 percent of lesbians and 74 percent of gay male interfaith couples keep their individual religious affiliations.
For years, we’ve been told that low incomes make most elderly vulnerable. The reality is that this describes only a minority of the very poor and very old, often single women.
Workers with kids are just as productive as those without, according to a new study.
The difference in median earnings isn’t just a women’s issue, but a societal and moral one.
A controversy over Medicare coverage of penis pumps highlights our deep discomfort with the sexuality of older people.
One proposal would bring back pensions; a plan by the Obama administration would give younger people a break on market risk.
A new study suggests that doctors may be intervening too soon during the second stage of labor.
He cooks, she cleans, they both work and take care of the kids. It’s the perfect egalitarian marriage. There’s just one problem.
A new study suggests that doctors wait longer in the second stage of labor before intervening with drugs, forceps or cesareans.
As the long-running debate continues over whether childhood vaccines cause autism, Yale professor Dan M. Kahan takes a look at people’s attitudes toward vaccination. He dispels the myth that liberals are more likely to be anti-vaccine.
Americans are optimistic about growing old, compared with citizens in other countries, but perhaps not for the right reasons.
A movement to get more talented low-income students into, and through, top-tier colleges.
Everyone in Washington seems to think so. It’s too bad they’re wrong.
How drug companies turned male aging into a disease.
In several states, no girls, black or Hispanic students took the Advanced Placement exam in computer science last year, illustrating the lack of diversity in the tech industry.
Our tendency to equate wealth with inner worth invokes deep psychological responses.
Wider contraceptive use is a factor, as 1.1 million abortions were reported in 2011, the Guttmacher Institute said, compared with 1.21 million reported in a similar study in 2008.
The return of the biracial Cheerios family, and the image of Mitt Romney’s black grandchild, have re-ignited the public conversation about race and adoption. It might seem like an outdated argument, like whether it is “conventional” to gag about interracial couples or whether birth control is just for women with out-of-control libidos. But both sides of the issue have passionate defenders. Does t
States and cities across the country are forging ahead on their own with proposals aimed at expanding early education programs.
By lifting at least one of the economic burdens of being both caregivers and breadwinners, the advantage of access to quality state-funded public preschool extends beyond the classroom.
A woman and her husband turned to preimplantation genetic testing when she learned that she had the gene for a deadly neurological disease.
A new report points to intriguing trends that are directly relevant to the battle over the contraception mandate.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which took effect in New York City on Thursday, requires employers to make reasonable accommodations.
Americans are retiring later in life, on average, but many members of the baby boom say they find the very idea unthinkable.
Those examples in the State of the Union address of people who achieved success despite being the child of a barkeeper or a single mother were indeed impressive — partly because income mobility has remained stagnant.
34. New Book: What Works for Workers?
Edited by Stephanie Luce, Jennifer Luff, Joseph A. McCartin, and Ruth Milkman, analyzes strategies for poverty reduction, including innovative “living wage” ordinances, education programs for African American youth, and better regulation of labor laws pertaining to immigrants.