US vs. Sweden

Today, the US plays again tonight in the Women’s World Cup! So on to our next head to head - US vs. Sweden. Transportation. Getting to a soccer...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Labor Force Participation

Montana’s current economy is strong, with mostly low unemployment rates around the state, high GDP (gross domestic product – a wonky word for a...

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US vs. Canada

Today, the US will take on Canada in the Women’s World Cup! Last summer, we did a series on the World Cup by writing head to head country...

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Motherhood Wage Penalty: A large pay gap exists between mothers and non-mothers

On Wednesday, we covered the wage gap as our wonky word for the week. This got me thinking and I wanted to continue with the subject of pay...

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Wonk Word Wednesdays: Wage Gap

Last week we learned that wage replacement lets working parents remain financially secure during leave. Today, we’ll look at another wage-related...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Wage Replacement

Our wonky word Wednesday series on paid leave continues this week with wage replacement. No matter where you start, if you begin to research paid...

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The French Open, Tennis, and Maternity Leave

This week begins the French Open. For tennis fans (like me), it is one of four Grand Slam championships each year – the other three are the...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Paid Leave

If you recall from last week’s Wonky Word, the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible workers up to 12 weeks of unpaid and job...

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