When men and women complete school and enter the workforce, they’re typically paid at comparable levels. But before long, a gender pay gap appears, and it continues to widen over the next two decades. So what explains that change? The answer can be found by examining when the gender pay gap...
Republicans have long aimed to repeal Obamacare, and with control of the Legislature and White House now, this is likely to happen. Health care columnists for the New York Times Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt have discussed the possibilities — the practical and the political. A summary of thei...
A cool new line from LEGO marks a positive step toward inclusivity for different kinds of families. According to Fortune, the toy giant just released prototypes for a stay-at-home dad figure as part of a progressive new set that also features a young man using a wheelchair. The stay-at-home dad an...
[caption id="attachment_6518" align="alignright" width="300"] Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is taking 2 months of paternity leave, both signaling a growing trend for dads and publicizing more generous policies in the US workplaces.[/caption] Earlier this year, Kirsten Calkins was six months preg...
Netflix has the nation’s most generous parental leave policy, with salaried employees getting 12 months of paid leave (at 100% salary) to take at their own discretion. However, hourly workers were previously excluded. That will now be equalized. This past summer, the California-based tech compa...
Recent studies indicate that breastfeeding moms aren’t getting the accommodation they need at work -- although there's something they can do about it. Pumping milk at work is one of the worst indignities of new motherhood. The woman is hiding away in some tiny windowless closet, breasts out, ...
Remember the devastating New York Times article back in September that exposed Amazon’s brutal work culture and insensitive treatment of working parents? Well, following all the bad press it’s received in the aftermath, Amazon has taken major steps to improve parental leave benefits, according t...
Claire Cain Miller, contributor to the New York Times, posted an article this week exploring how family friendly workplace policies can sometimes hurt workers. She cites cases in countries like Chile, where one result of legal requirements to provide working mothers with childcare is that women are...
Working mothers are in one of the most challenging positions in today’s workforce: they face our country’s ongoing gender gap in pay, high costs of childcare, and challenges in maintaining employment continuity during childbirth and recovery. Yet there is some very encouraging news for workin...
December’s Journal of Health and Social Behavior just published a report indicating that women who work full-time following the birth of a child enjoy better physical health than those who don’t go right back to work full time. This study is based on 30 years of data from over 2,500 mothers. Uni...