Job quality matters: How our future economic competitiveness hinges on the quality of parents’ jobs

In honor of the White House Summit on Working Families, Alexandra Mitukiewicz and I released a new paper: Being the parent of young children in the United States today is no easy task. Many have to juggle multiple jobs with unpredictable hours—single-parent and two-income families alike—and whether wealthy or poor, the question of childcare is […]


Here’s to wishing you the best of luck in the birth lottery—you’re going to need it

Reposting my piece from The Equitablog: Economists are always proving things my Grandmother already knew. Today, we’re learning more about the fact that where you’re born—the “birth lottery”—matters for where you’ll end up in life. A new paper by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren of Harvard University, Patrick Kline and Emmanuel Saez of the […]