Washington Post: Study: Women with more children are more productive at work
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Washington Post: Study: Women with more children are more productive at work

A study conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis concluded that women with kids were more productive at work than women without kids. However, according to the Washington Post, this was a very narrow study conducted only among women  with “privileged circumstances.” A word of encouragement for my working moms: You are actually more productive … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Five Ways Tech Companies Can Be More Family Friendly
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Huffington Post: Five Ways Tech Companies Can Be More Family Friendly

Recently, there have been a lot of news articles arguing whether flexibility for working fathers and mothers and other “family friendly” laws improve everyone’s well being. Kelli Newman of the Huffington Post offers her view on this subject. Here are the five ways she suggests tech companies can improve: 1. Provide (Good) Paid Parental Leave The United States is the … Continue reading

Slate Magazine: Don’t Let Anyone Blame Single Mothers for Economic Inequality
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Slate Magazine: Don’t Let Anyone Blame Single Mothers for Economic Inequality

Many people today believe decreased economic mobility is caused by the growth of single mothers. Jordan Weissman counters this notion: Social scientists can debate whether marriage actually turns men into more responsible, ambitious, and higher-earning individuals (as some have argued), or whether responsible, ambitious, and potentially higher-earning men are just more likely to get married. But … Continue reading

The Guardian: A ‘Lost Decade’ for Spain’s Children
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The Guardian: A ‘Lost Decade’ for Spain’s Children

A recent Unicef study has shown that one in every three children in Spain live in poverty. PorCausa, a Spanish foundation that combines social research, data analysis and investigative journalism has published a report which examines the issue which highlights further today’s Unicef study. According to PorCausa, more than 2.7m Spanish children – one in three … Continue reading