United States Economy

How Care for Elders, Not Children, Denies Women a Paycheck

Lots of these older Americans — 14 million, according to Paul Osterman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management — can’t live independently and care for themselves. The burden of care weighs predominantly on their wives and the daughters. About a quarter of women 45 to 64 …

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Readers in Michigan: We Need More Skills, Not More Jobs

“I was like, O.K., is he ever going to be leaving?” she quipped to the nearly 100 community members who turned out for the forum on Nov. 28. The focus was jobs and the manufacturing economy, and we were joined onstage by Mindy Bradish-Orta, president of the Jackson County Chamber …

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