The upward redistribution of income caused by growing inequality is taking a significant and growing toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.
Comprehensive federal policies can help states ensure that members of the early childhood workforce have adequate compensation, benefits, and support for their professional growth.
Judge Gorsuch argues that unelected judges should have more power to overturn regulations that protect the environment.
The start of the 115th Congress presents an important opportunity to strengthen communities, expand employment, raise wages, and build the infrastructure that will power the U.S. economy in the 21st-century.
Contrary to claims by opponents, paid sick days and paid family and medical leave do not lead to a rise in unemployment but rather benefit workers, businesses, and the economy.
The share of U.S. breadwinning mothers continues to grow, and understanding them is vital to understanding the modern labor force.
Inconsistent and restrictive family definitions have historically marginalized many families, but improvements can be made to serve a fuller range of diverse family structures, especially LGBTQ families.
Data from the Survey of Consumer Finances show that middle-class union families have more wealth than their nonunion counterparts.
Middle-wage jobs are returning. Apprenticeship— paid training that combines on-the-job training and classroom instruction—can be used to fill them.
For workers in the United States, paid time off for caretaking is a perk for the privileged, while overseas, it’s a right. Some companies fill in the gaps—for some lucky workers.
Many conservatives profess support for equal pay but ignore the real need for stronger protections against pay discrimination and comprehensive solutions to close the gender wage gap.
Many Americans still do not understand the complementary but different roles paid sick days and paid family and medical leave play for working families.
Millennial families deserve a fair shot at economic prosperity—one that includes fair wages, workplace standards that support working families, strong safety net programs, and access to comprehensive reproductive health care.
The representation of women of color in corporate America and political office should reflect their growing economic and electoral power.
States with conservative policy agendas fare worse on a range of family-related indicators than states with progressive policy agendas.