How can the country survive the next economic crash if millions of families still haven't recovered from the last one?
Many seniors are stuck with lives of never-ending work—a fate that could befall millions in the coming decades.
The company’s unusual offer—to give employees up to $5,000 for leaving—may actually be a way to get them to stay longer.
In Sweden, progressive gender dynamics can lead immigrant women to leave their husbands and become independent.
The debate over Amazon’s HQ2 obscures the company’s rapid expansion of warehouses in low-income areas.
Why have high-profile organizing campaigns succeeded for white-collar workers and failed for blue-collar workers?
For some Americans, sub-minimum-wage online tasks are the only work available.
Donald Trump's widely reported 'shithole' remark dismantles the economic argument against foreigners.
The Rust Belt isn’t the only region left behind by the economic recovery. The suburbs of the American west are struggling, too.
Despite the #MeToo movement, poor women often find that speaking out against abuse at work is too costly.
That might not be a bad thing.
Millions of children from poor families who excel in math and science rarely live up to their potential—and that hurts everyone.
As a college education becomes increasingly important in today’s economy, it’s girls, not boys, who are succeeding in school. For kids from poor families, that can make the difference between social mobility and a lifetime of poverty.
American companies say protectionist policies keep them out. The reality is more complicated.
A group in New York is calling for a fee on all gig-economy transactions in order to provide workers with benefits like paid sick leave.
Liberal groups wanted to get rid of the mortgage-interest deduction. But not in the way that congressional Republicans are doing it.
The author discusses his latest book, The Rooster Bar, which was inspired by a 2014 article in The Atlantic, “The Law-School Scam.”
Tracing the origins of a defining moment in sports history can be daunting, especially when your own family steadfastly insists on what happened.
In Sweden, employers pay into private funds that retrain workers who lose their jobs. The model makes the whole economy more dynamic.
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.
“It was really just a small minority of businesses that were against it.”