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Women’s Gains in the Work Force Conceal a Problem

By Claire Cain Miller

Jobs traditionally viewed as female still don’t pay well, and still don’t appeal to men. Fixing one of these things would fix the other.

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These Syrian Women Rarely Left the House. Then the Men Disappeared.

By Vivian Yee and Hwaida Saad

In parts of Syria, women once stepped out of their homes only rarely — at least until war came. Now some are relishing a newfound independence.

Why Mothers’ Choices About Work and Family Often Feel Like No Choice at All

By Claire Cain Miller

When policymakers frame “choices” as personal preferences, it distracts from major structural constraints.

The Bernie Sanders Fallacy

By David Brooks

No, Virginia, there is no class war.

George Nicolau, Arbitrator in Baseball’s Collusion Cases, Dies at 94

By Richard Sandomir

He found that team owners had twice conspired to impede the market for free agents in the 1980s. As a result of his rulings, owners had to pay $280 million.

Nine million people in the Netherlands now have a job

By robin
There were more than nine million people doing some form of paid work in the Netherlands at the end of...

Minimum Wage Raises Could Lower Suicide Rates, Study Says

By Mihir Zaveri

It was the latest study to suggest that effects of wage increases reach beyond economic welfare, but some experts pushed back on the findings.

A Maine Paper Mill’s Unexpected Savior: China

By Ellen Barry and Tristan Spinski

First came the Buddhist monks. Then the feng shui consultant. In the summer, a battered New England mill town greeted the new owner of its factory — one of the richest tycoons in China.

The government must invest in providing good, secure work for all, says advice group

By robin
The government needs to invest in ensuring everyone claiming social security has a worthwhile basic job rather than benefits, the...

Soon a Robot Will Be Writing This Headline

By Alana Semuels

In “A World Without Work,” the economist Daniel Susskind argues that, unlike during past technological shifts, machines really are becoming smart enough to take over our jobs.

Minimum Wage Raises Could Lower Suicide Rates, Study Says

By Mihir Zaveri

It was the latest study to suggest that effects of wage increases reach beyond economic welfare, but some experts pushed back on the findings.

European Youth Guarantee needs to address labour market changes, experts warn

By Beatriz Rios

As the new European Commission vows to reform the European Youth Guarantee to tackle youth unemployment in the EU, EURACTIV looked at how the future initiative should look like according to the experts. 

Labor Dept. Rule to Curb Lawsuits by Franchise Workers

By Noam Scheiber

The rule could limit the exposure of companies like McDonald’s to wage claims and other complaints. It effectively replaces a more labor-friendly Obama-era approach.

Taco Bell to Test Paying Managers $100,000 a Year

By Derrick Bryson Taylor

Current manager salaries for the restaurant range from $50,000 to $80,000, the company said, while one retail analyst said raising pay is a “necessary move” in the current labor market.

The Gig Economy Is Coming for Your Job

By E. Tammy Kim

Full-time union hotel workers are watching app-based services replace them. Who’s next?

Hollywood Assistants Are Fed Up and No Longer Afraid to Say So

By Rachel Abrams

Emboldened by #MeToo, entry-level workers in the entertainment industry have banded together for more money and better behavior from their bosses.

Economy in a Nutshell: Manufacturing in Recession. Services Booming.

By Neil Irwin

The monthly jobs report also shows it’s still hard to get a meaningful raise despite low unemployment.

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