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August 25, 2011
By Tatsuko Go Hollo, EOI Intern It’s no secret that women are paid less than men across many industries. It’s also been well-documented that women are much more likely than men to work part-time . Unfortunately, employees who work part-time are often ineligible for essential benefits , such as health insurance, paid leave or a retirement plan. That’s where Social Security comes in. It’s crucial to keeping women out of poverty. In fact, without it nearly half of women 65 and older would be living in poverty . But as good as Social Security is, the average benefit for women 65 and older is at...
July 19, 2011
I'm the proud father of a 6-week old baby girl. As you can imagine, I've had my share of sleepless nights recently - but it's helped me realize how lucky I am. Annie, Aaron and baby Ruby Growing up, my dad worked full-time as an elementary school teacher, and my mom did part-time accounting work, often from home. So when I got pneumonia and was out of kindergarten for a week, she was able to stay home with me. Same deal when my brother got the chickenpox. Like a lot of families today, my wife and I can't afford for either of us to work part-time. But fortunately, both of our employers provide...