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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…
News August 31, 2023

Bloomberg: The US jobs market may be turning

"Analysis by Lauren Bauer and Sarah Yu Wang at the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project shows that it’s women whose youngest child is below age 5 that are …
News August 23, 2023

The Hill: Pressley presses big banks for updates on $30 billion in racial equity pledges

"The congresswomen cited a 2020 study from The Hamilton Project that found white households held 84 percent of the wealth in the country, despite accounting fo…
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