By Bryce Covert on March 6, 2014
Connecticut's paid sick leave has come with low costs, negligible abuse, and a variety of benefits for its businesses.
Male executives feel less conflict between work and family, perhaps because so many have a spouse at home to make it all work.
By Alan Pyke on March 6, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) will be the third governor (and the first Republican) to block Congress's food stamp cuts in his state.
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By Bryce Covert on March 5, 2014
Paul Ryan says 1990s welfare reform was a major success. Here's how it's failed on almost every metric.
By Lauren C. Williams on March 5, 2014
Digital currencies like Bitcoin could give impoverished Native American tribes an economic boost by giving them an alternative the United States dollar.
By Alan Pyke on March 5, 2014
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would also slash food stamp costs by almost $5 billion per year.
By Igor Volsky on March 5, 2014
Since Washington state increased the minimum wage, its rate of job growth surpassed the national average.
The idea that women trade lower pay for better working conditions doesn't pan out.
By Alan Pyke on March 4, 2014
By one provocative metric, minimum wage workers get a better deal in places like Malaysia and Mongolia than they do in the United States.
By Bryce Covert on March 4, 2014
Meet one woman struggling with long-term unemployment without a benefit check to rely on.