Category Archives: Jobs

Op-Ed: “For many older Americans, the race race is over. But inequality isn’t. “

Peter Whoriskey, For many older Americans, the race race is over. But inequality isn’t., Washington Post, October 18, 2017. [“While the rat race ends with retirement, one of its principal features extends well past a person’s last day of work.”]

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Op-Ed: “The Barriers Stopping Poor People From Moving to Better Jobs”

Alana Semuels, The Barriers Stopping Poor People From Moving to Better Jobs, City Lab, October 12, 2017. [“Highly educated people still relocate for work, but exorbitant housing costs in the best-paying cities make it difficult for anyone else to do so.”]

Op-Ed: “The Big Picture: Unequal America”

Michelle Jackson, David B. Grusky, The Big Picture: Unequal America, Public Books, October 24, 2017. [“[The] 12th installment of “The Big Picture” a public symposium on what’s at stake in Trump’s America…”]

Op-Ed: “Chronicling homelessness: do ‘homeward bound’ bus programs work?”

Alastair Gee, Chronicling homelessness: do ‘homeward bound’ bus programs work?, September 29, 2017. [“Cities across the US offer publicly funded bus tickets to get homeless people back to their roots…”]

New Article: “Implementing the three-month time limit on SNAP for unemployed 18-to 49-year-olds”

David A. Super, Implementing the three-month time limit on SNAP for unemployed 18-to 49-year-olds, Center for Civil Justice, July 2, 2015. [Excerpted below]

 

The 1996 welfare law for the first time imposed a time limit on the eligibility of low-income people for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits even when they are complying with all program requirements. The Congressional Budget Office initially estimated that this provision would cause roughly one million childless people between the ages of 18 and 50 who want to work but cannot find jobs to lose benefits in an average month. Fortunately, even states that strongly support imposing demanding work requirements on recipients recognized the unfairness of cutting off people who are willing to work. As a result, several hundred thousand people were spared arbitrary cut-offs.

 

New Study: “Is the American Dream still affordable?”

Lynn Wombold, Is the American Dream still affordable, ESRI, 2017. [“The only known in this equation is that the hopes and dreams of Millennials will lead the way.”]

Op-Ed: “African Americans are the only racial group in U.S. still making less than they did in 2000”

Heather Long, African Americans are the only racial group in U.S. still making less than they did in 2000, Washington Post, September 15, 2017. [“African Americans were worse off financially in 2016 than they were in 2000”]

Op-Ed: “To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now”

Neil Irwin,To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now, The Upshot, September 3, 2017. [Divergent qualities of life highlight a shift toward bare bones employment strategies at top technology companies.]

News Coverage: “This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working.”

Colby Itkowitz, This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working, Washington Post, August, 11, 2016. [Public works day jobs provide hope for Albuquerque’s homeless.]

Op-Ed: “Unemployment in Black and White”

The Editorial Board, Unemployment in Black and White, Washington Post, August 28, 2017. [“The hard truth is that the persistence of twice-as-high joblessness for black workers has led policy makers to accept it as normal.”]