Community Economies, April 19, 10-12 ET

9 August 2023

Seventh Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Communities of Care featuring Alioscia Castronovo and Lina Penati Ferreira. Commentaries by Lindsay Naylor & AbdouMaliq Simone.

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

21 August 2015

Guest post by Laura Sylvester, graduate student at the Center for Public Policy and Administration and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Laura drafted the initial version of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and has been actively involved in organizing and advocating for its passage for the past 18 months.

Work for Profit (or Not)

20 August 2015

Most introductory economics texts assume that most of the work performed in the U.S. takes place in profit-maximizing firms. One important exception is Understanding Capitalism.

The Opt-Out Elite

30 July 2015

Hersch’s research does explain why trends at the very top are not representative even of the college-educated, much less the majority of the population of working mothers.

Options Other than Opting Out

30 July 2015

Joan Williams of the Hastings College of the Law at the University of California has some very specific advice for lawyers considering career “pause”

Millennial Women and “The Pause”

28 July 2015

Guest Post by Myra Strober, Professor of Education and Economics, Emerita, and founding director of the Michelle Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Kicking in the Door.

In Defense of Valuation

22 July 2015

I think that estimates of the market value of non-market work are a worthwhile exercise (as my last two posts suggest) as long as they are done carefully and presented as an approximate lower-bound. But conceptual resistance to valuation remains remarkably fierce–which is a big reason we don’t see more of it.

The Temporal Constraints of Child Care

22 July 2015

Fortunately, the American Time Use Survey includes a question that asked respondents to indicate times when a child under the age of 13 was “in your care.” This makes it possible to measure the amount of time devoted to supervisory child care.

The Dollar Value of Grown-Up Care

16 July 2015

Work is no less valuable if it’s fun (I’m working for fun right now).

Elect for Child Care

10 July 2015

What can policy researchers do to help shape the upcoming U.S. debate? I can think of a lot of interesting possibilities

Bargaining up to $15

3 July 2015

home care workers joined the national Fight for $15 about a year ago, forming a political coalition with other low-wage workers.

The Best Care Work Reporting of the Year

27 June 2015

The British newspaper famous for its courageous investigative journalism on many different fronts wins my prize for the best reporting of the year on paid care work.