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Parental leave laws are failing single parents

Deborah Widiss, Indiana University The two parties in Congress don’t agree on much these days. However, in the final days of December, they struck a...

How much of a difference does the number of kids in...

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University Chicago’s teachers went on strike in October, suspending instruction for the city’s public school students for 11 days. Educators in the...

Even when they aren’t fired for being pregnant or gay, teachers...

Kyle Greenwalt, Michigan State University Pregnant teachers in classrooms are routine these days. But the law didn’t always protect expectant women in any workplace. As part...

The US is stingier with child care and maternity leave than...

Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts Amherst In most American families led by couples, both parents are in the workforce. At the same time, nearly 1...

Why are more people doing gig work? They like it

Cheryl Carleton, Villanova University Thanks to companies like Lyft, TaskRabbit and Instacart, it’s never been easier for Americans who can afford it to zip from...

Why the daunting economics of elder care are about to get...

Patricia Smith, University of Michigan My sister Carol loves movies, but she hasn’t been out to see one in years. When she tries to watch...

Shades of green: What gig economy workers can learn from the...

Chris Larson, University of Colorado When “Fifty Shades Freed” opens in theaters on Feb. 9, fans will no doubt flock to see bad boy Christian...

How noncompete clauses clash with US labor laws

Raymond Hogler, Colorado State University Most Americans with jobs work “at-will”: Employers owe their employees nothing in the relationship and vice versa. Either party may...

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Michael Kasumovic, UNSW Australia and Tom Denson, UNSW Australia There’s abundant research – and controversy – on the effects of playing violent video games. But,...