work-life balance

New Dads Get More Breaks than New Moms in the Office
August 20, 2014

25% of people found it "admirable" when a man took care of his kids. Only 3% thought so about women. 

Moms and Dads Both Want Time With Their Kids. Why Do Moms Spend More?
October 11, 2013

“The only luxury is time,” Kanye West told Jimmy Kimmel the other night, “the time you spend with your family.” A new Pew Research Center report shows that most American parents agree with ‘Ye, who is, perhaps tellingly, a new father.

Have Professional Women Created a Worse World for Their Working Class Peers?
September 25, 2013

In her new book, The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World, British economist Alison Wolf argues that as the gap between genders has narrowed for the affluent, the gap between rich and poor women has broadened. 

What Happens to Pregnant Women at a Big Law Firm
July 25, 2013

The story that stayed with me most from my colleague Noam Scheiber’s superb cover story on the impending demise of Big Law As We Know It was that of the Mayer Brown associate who, despite apparently being capable enough an attorney to survive nine ye

Pelosi's Secret Women's Issue: Minimum Wage
July 18, 2013

Thursday, Nancy Pelosi and other female House Democrats braved the heat on the Capitol steps and rolled out a plan to put working women’s issues in the national spotlight.