Jennifer Ludden

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To Break Cycle Of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

An anti-poverty agency in Ohio says the breakdown of the family is undermining all its other efforts, so it is focusing on teaching moms and dads how their relationship impacts their child.

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High Court's Contraception Ruling Draws Strong Reactions

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Reaction to the Hobby Lobby case was as divided as the decision itself. The justices ruled that businesses can cite religion to opt out of covering contraceptives under the new health care act.

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U.S. Plan To House Immigrant Kids In Tiny Va. Town Rattles Residents

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Federal officials have struck a deal to detain unaccompanied migrant children at an empty college in Lawrenceville, a town of 1,400 people. But local pushback has put the plan on hold.


White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers

Monday, June 09, 2014

The talk was part of the Obama administration's push for more workplace flexibility and paid parental leave.


Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise, And Many Of Them Are Poor

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The number of fathers at home in the U.S. has nearly doubled since 1989. A desire among more men to stay home with the kids has a lot to do with that, but so does the inability to find a job.


Think Work Is Stressful? For Many, It's More Relaxing Than Home

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Many people say their jobs stress them out, but new research finds that for most people — parents and nonparents alike — the most relaxing part of the day is when they're at the office.


Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To?

Monday, May 12, 2014

A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.


Ralph Nader Seeks A United Front Against Corporate America

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Can political opposites attract? Ralph Nader's new book makes a case for the far left and right to come together. He tells NPR's Scott Simon there's common ground in opposing corporate America.


Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting

Saturday, May 03, 2014

A federal court has ruled that being "at work" no longer has to mean physically in the office. Employment lawyers are expecting a flood of requests to telecommute, and say they'll be harder to deny.


If You Want Flextime But Are Afraid To Ask, Consider Moving

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In Vermont and San Francisco, the right of employees to ask for flexible work schedules is now enshrined in law. That doesn't mean, however, that employers are compelled to grant them.


Mom's Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby's Genes

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Vitamin deficiencies near the time of conception change which genes get turned on during early development, scientists find.


Outdated Tax Code Gives Some Working Spouses A Bad Deal

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The U.S. tax code, which dates back to the days of Ozzie and Harriet, can work against dual-income spouses. In some cases, it's cheaper for one spouse to stay home.


The Lives And Loves Left Behind By Fort Hood Victims

Friday, April 04, 2014

Besides the shooter himself, three others died in Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood. NPR's Jennifer Ludden offers profiles of the three victims.


It's Illegal But People Get Fired For Talking About Their Pay

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Women's groups say female workers can't know if they're being discriminated against if they don't know what others are paid. A bill would ban companies from retaliating if employees discussed pay.


When Planning For The Future, Women Have Been Hands Off

Monday, March 31, 2014

Women earn more than ever but their attitude about investing hasn't kept pace. They lack confidence, experts say, and fear they, like Cate Blanchett's character in Blue Jasmine, will run out of money.


Rural Appalachia Helps Some Women Save For Retirement

Thursday, March 20, 2014

An experimental program is trying to teach self-employed women the importance of long-term financial security. "You take care of yourself because nobody else is going to," one recruiter says.


Efforts To Close The Achievement Gap In Kids Start At Home

Monday, March 17, 2014

By age 3, kids in low-income households have heard 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers, research shows. In Providence, R.I., a home visit program is focused on boosting vocabulary.


Telework: Not Just For Moms And Millennials

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New research finds that nearly one-third of full-time workers do most of their work remotely. But just who those workers are — and how much work they're doing — may come as a surprise.


Push To Change Custody Laws: What's Best For Kids?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

When couples divorce, fathers' rights groups say, too many judges fall back on tradition — primary custody for Mom. The groups are pushing for shared custody laws, but the effort faces resistance.


Five Things You May Not Know About Child Marriage

Sunday, December 01, 2013

In the developing world, one in three girls is married by the age of 18, and the number of young girls being married off is actually increasing, according to groups tracking the issue.