Although state law in California requires children entering kindergarten to be immunized against certain diseases, exemptions can be granted on the basis of personal belief. Wanting to understand the prevalence of that decision, staff at the Los Angeles Times mapped exemption rates in California and found that they have doubled in the past seven years. Michael Hiltzik then compared those exemptions to income information and discovered that “exemptions from child immunizations are correlated with high median incomes,” leading him to reach this conclusion: “Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis.”
Hourly workers often face unpredictable schedules and fluctuating hours each week, but at a Macy’s in Manhattan, a union has made a difference.
A new report by the Sentencing Project lays bare the systemic effects of racial distortion.
The pressures of dinner are causing stress for poor and middle-class families alike, say a team of sociologists. And, they argue, we can’t expect moms to do all the work of changing how America eats.
Housework is a necessary labor for families, but it is largely unpaid, except when others are hired to do it. Families may pay others to cook, clean or take care of their children, but they don’t pay themselves. This year, Italy considered a proposal in which the government, or in some cases the husband or partner, would pay wives for this thankless task. And a few years ago, India considered a similar bill.
Should the family member who does most of the housekeeping be compensated?
A summer job flipping burgers or bussing tables used to be a way for teenagers to earn some money and gain work experience. Increasingly, it’s an indicator of life in the working class. What changed?
After Ray Rice’s football contract was terminated by his team on Monday, Janay Palmer Rice became a public example of the complex psychology of women abused by men.
Are mandatory prosecution policies effective? When police have evidence of domestic violence, should prosecution be mandatory?
Should parents be concerned about leaving an unwanted “digital footprint” for their child?
Charting the final, exhausted collapse of the adult white male, from Huck Finn to “Mad Men.”
Prostitutes don’t in actuality start, on average, at age 13, and insisting that they do misrepresents them.
Places that thrived in the era of two-parent families are struggling today.
The percentage of female rape victims has jumped significantly. This should be surprising — but it’s not
A centerpiece of the culture war could yield constructive conversations among kids.
15. The new minimum
Many employers now require a college degree
Why are patients with advanced dementia so often receiving “medications of questionable benefit”?
A new report says the economic recovery has not resulted in higher incomes for anyone other than those who were already doing well.
It’s the 21st century, and women may still earn less than men for doing the same work. There is just no reason for that.