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The North Star: MDC's Blog

05.12.2017 by Elsa Mota
Currently there are over 72 million women in the labor force, 47 percent of all workers. These women, however, are not paid the equal wage guaranteed... read more
03.22.2017 by
The results of a new study by the Equality of Opportunity Project, however, suggest that while elite institutions provide increased chances of... read more
03.09.2017 by Scott Edmonds
My years on MDC’s economic security team have brought me face-to-face with tax preparation business practices that prey on low-income working... read more
03.03.2017 by Anna Shelton-Ormond
Despite tried and true examples of trickle-up gain resulting from initially targeted policies, the idea that “society benefits when everyone succeeds... read more
02.21.2017 by David Dodson
The Underground Railroad is about the unconquerable, existential human drive for the dignity of a better life. It is about the essential role that a... read more
02.14.2017 by Elsa Mota
There is research that suggests some economic benefit to some people who tie the knot. However, there is much debate about how marriage and financial... read more
02.07.2017 by Anna Shelton-Ormond
I was struck by the enormity of intimate partner violence (which in some form affects one in three women and one in four men) and sexual violence (... read more
01.27.2017 by
Game designers have a vested interest in all of the players; given the degree to which daily life is more complex than gaming, we should expect that... read more
01.18.2017 by Anna Shelton-Ormond
In mid-December, we traveled to Fayetteville: a mid-sized city in the Sandhills of North Carolina with strong higher education institutions and a... read more
01.09.2017 by Elsa Mota
What do you call a recent college graduate who can go from conducting policy research on early childhood education to facilitating a presentation on... read more

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