Topic: work

How to Target Intergenerational Poverty With a Basic Life Skill

— Programs that strengthen the executive function of families — aligning services for children and their parents — gives those families the tools to manage the parenting challenges that are often exacerbated by economic insecurity. Read more

Giving Retail Workers the Gift of Standards for Job Schedules

— Before the next holiday season in 2016, let us hope for more employers who lead the way and offer lessons for sustainable job scheduling strategies and practices. And let us wish for new laws that set minimum standards. That would be a gift to the nation for all seasons. Read more

How a Coach Can Help Break the Stubborn Grip of Poverty

by Nicki Ruiz de Luzuriaga
— Poverty is insidious and can make people believe they will never be able to live life without it. But a coach — lending real life assistance and boosting the confidence to see a better life — can have a powerful effect. Read more

Did Short-Term Thinking Harm the Long-Term Success of U.S. Workers?

by Maureen Conway
— Americans work harder than almost anyone else in the world, putting in more hours per week and more weeks per year than workers in most other developed countries. But eventually, the powerful economic growth America’s workforce was driving stopped benefiting the workers themselves. Read more

Education Alone Won’t End Income Inequality

by Maureen Conway
— Even without a plan for how to achieve or pay for vastly more higher education, everyone seems to agree it is somehow the solution to poverty, economic disenfranchisement and inequality. Alas, it almost surely will not work. Read more