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News November 14, 2023

Marketplace: House GOP threatens to defund office that studies, advocates for working women

“And the Women’s Bureau doesn’t just study those issues, noted economist Lauren Bauer with the Brookings Institution. ‘They actually do things to advance an ag…
Commentary November 14, 2023

Comments on “Modernizing H–2 program requirements, oversight, and worker protections” rule

A comment on “Modernizing H–2 Program Requirements, Oversight, and Worker Protections" suggests modifications and additions to the proposed rule.
News November 12, 2023

The New York Times: Is remote work the answer to women’s prayers, or a new ‘mommy track’?

“But ‘the difference is who really needs the flexibility in order to not quit their job,’ said Lauren Bauer, a Brookings Institution fellow who co-wrote an ana…
News October 28, 2023

The New York Times: The ‘silver lining to the pandemic’ for working mothers

"The analysis, by the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution and based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data, identifies a major reason: the newfound abili…
News October 27, 2023

Axios: Food insecurity spiked last year, new report shows

“So many households are struggling financially, even if their pay has gone up," says East, from The Hamilton Project, who has been studying pay increases. Now…
News October 24, 2023

The Wall Street Journal: How the highest bond yields in 16 years could chill the hot U.S. economy

“Wendy Edelberg, a former CBO chief economist, said higher interest expenses will ultimately force policy makers to choose if they will accept higher borrowing…
News September 4, 2023

Marketplace: Women’s role in labor force continued to grow in August. Is the trend sustainable?

“Women’s overall labor force participation isn’t quite back to what it was before the pandemic, but that’s largely due to demographic change, according to Laur…
News September 3, 2023

Axios: ‘Shocking’: More mothers are working than ever before

“Defying all expectations, the percentage of women in the workforce with young children is significantly higher than it's ever been, says a new report from the…
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