Jennifer Ludden

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Joblessness Shortens Life Expectancy For White Women

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Policymakers who've relied on health initiatives to address the mortality gap may take a look at the workplace. Family-friendly policies, like paid parental leave and subsidized child care, that could help keep women employed.


Alimony Till Death Do Us Part? Nay, Say Some Ex-Spouses

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A year after Massachusetts ended lifetime alimony, groups in a number of states are pushing similar legislation. They say alimony laws are outdated, based on a time when most women didn't work. But family lawyers say the proposals would punish those who've sacrificed their own career to help a spouse advance.


Stay-At-Home Dads, Breadwinner Moms And Making It All Work

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

For decades, the role of breadwinner was reserved for men, but today, more than a quarter of American working women earn more than their spouses. That means more fathers are opting to stay home with the kids.


Bombing Suspect's Lawyer A Quiet Defender Of The Notorious

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Defense attorney Judy Clarke routinely faces an enraged public, top-notch prosecutors and difficult, often disturbed clients. Now, she is soon to face those things again with another high-profile client, alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.


Filling In The Gap On Climate Education In Classrooms

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Science education standards, issued in April, recommend teaching climate change for the first time. But one nonprofit says kids aren't learning enough, soon enough, about how their world will change in the coming decades. The group aims to remedy this with presentations in schools nationwide.


Moving Out And Buying In: Single Ladies Emerge As Homeowners

Monday, April 22, 2013

Even though it's tough to purchase your own home in this economy, single women are making it work. After married couples, they're the largest demographic group of homebuyers. In fact, their share of the market is twice that of single men.

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A Hot Topic: Climate Change Coming To Classrooms

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

For the first time, new nationwide science standards due out soon will recommend teaching K-12 students about climate change. Educators say many teachers have shied away from the polarizing topic, and an organized campaign to promote it as "controversial" leaves many students confused.


Kids' Voices Key On Both Sides Of Gay-Marriage Debate

Friday, March 22, 2013

Opponents of gay marriage have long argued that children's best interests require both a mom and a dad. Recently, however, the children of same-sex couples have started speaking for themselves, advocating for gay marriage.


Modern Parenthood: More Equal, More Stressed

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A new Pew survey finds that an equal number of working moms and dads — 48 percent — wish they could quit their jobs to raise their kids.


Stay-At-Home Workers Defend Choice After Yahoo Ban

Friday, March 01, 2013

Yahoo's telecommuting ban may be just what that company needs in a time of crisis. But some stay-at-home workers resent the implication that they are slacking off when the boss can't see them. Should society resurrect all the barriers between work and home?


An Abundance Of Extreme Weather Has Many On Edge

Thursday, December 27, 2012

It was the warmest year on record and brought a series of extreme weather events, from wildfires and floods to drought and a devastating derecho. Polls show a big jump this year in the number of people connecting such disasters with climate change.


In Wake Of Recession, Immigrant Births Plunge

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Pew Research Center reports that the U.S. birth rate has hit its lowest level ever, led by a dramatic decline among the foreign-born. The birth rate for Mexican women fell the most, down a stunning 23 percent since the recent recession began in 2007.


New Groups Make A Conservative Argument On Climate Change

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Two new Republican groups are bucking their party's widespread rejection of climate science. They're targeting young people, warning of the national security risks of fossil fuel dependence, and touting free market ideas to deal with global warming.


Call Me Maybe When Your School Loan Is Paid In Full

Monday, July 16, 2012

Beyond career choices and living arrangements, young adults say their student loan debt affects another key part of life: dating and marriage. Some have had partners break up over debt; other couples forge ahead, but keep finances separate and avoid legal marriage.

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