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The effect of family income on birth weight

Editor’s note: This post is part of a series showcasing Barcelona GSE master projects by students in the Class of 2015. The project is a required component of every master program. 312 more words

Master Projects

ROBERT LITAN And HAL SINGER: Obama’s Big Idea for Small Savers: ‘Robo’ Financial Advice

Wall Street Journal — If you’re not on a path to a secure retirement, the White House suggests it’s because an evil broker is ripping you off. 97 more words


Creating a Bank for Public Purposes

In Rhode Island, Treasurer Seth Magaziner is working on creating an infrastructure bank to get public projects done and provide jobs.

Tom Hoffman, at the free newspaper… 216 more words

Women at work - still haven't found what we're looking for?

I attended a  seminar this week on the eternally vexed  subject of women  at work.  Why is it still the case that, as the  report… 779 more words

Women with big jobs and big families: Balancing really isn't that hard

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, had her fifth child this winter. Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management company in the UK, has nine children. 1,605 more words


Paid sick leave advocates to protest Christie's PAC event in NYC

Protesters from New York and New Jersey advocacy groups will meet Gov. Chris Christie at a fundraiser in New York City later today to hit him on paid sick leave policies. 142 more words

Chris Christie

Flexibility ‘a pipe dream’ for low paid workers

Flexible working is a pipe dream for many parents and carers, according to a report by charity Working Families.

In analysis of almost 3,000 calls to its legal advice helpline in 2014, Working Families said workers in low paid sectors such as retail, social care, catering and hospitality are employed on contracts that offer them little in the way of pay, guaranteed hours or job security. 336 more words