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Skilled blue-collar jobs are growing – though women aren’t getting them

Eric Hoyt, University of Massachusetts Amherst and JD Swerzenski, University of Massachusetts Amherst In the press, the phrase “blue collar” is often used as shorthand...

Low-income parents want a white picket fence, not just money, before...

Christina Gibson-Davis, Duke University and Anna Gassman-Pines, Duke University Marriage rates in the U.S. are declining, especially among the lowest-income Americans. However, in October, wage...

Amazon and other ‘superstar’ companies could give all American workers a...

Carolin Schellhorn, St. Joseph's University The latest employment data, released on Oct. 5, point to a persistent economic puzzle: The unemployment rate is the lowest...

Does thinking you look fat affect how much money you earn?

Patricia Smith, University of Michigan and Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University Two things people often think about are money and their appearance. Past...

Cheating workers out of wages is easier than ever

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon Jara Neal Willis, a nurse at a hospital in Texas, usually clocked in a few minutes before the start...

What is full employment? An economist explains the latest jobs data

Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University The latest jobs report has gotten a lot of analysts, policymakers and talking heads once again asking whether...

3 key quotes from Trump’s first State of the Union, explained

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University; Greg Wright, University of California, Merced, and Stephanie L. Canizales, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters,...

Here’s how workers would spend the corporate tax cut – if...

Thomas Kochan, MIT Sloan School of Management Over 200 CEOs have said they will raise wages or give bonuses as a result of the large...

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Colorado curriculum kerfuffle showed activism can beat vested interests

By Mark Paige, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Students in Jefferson County, Colorado, popularly known as JeffCo, have learned an important civics lesson about their power...