Friday, September 11, 2015

A Link Between Unions and Children’s Prospects

For an interesting article on how labor unions have a positive and beneficial effect on children, Google to “A Link Between Unions and Children’s Prospects” by Noam Scheiber in the Sept. 10 NY Times. It’s too long to summarize...but it begins this way:

It is well established that unions provide benefits to workers — that they raise wages for their members (and even for nonmembers). They can help reduce inequality.....
Researchers at Harvard, Wellesley and the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, released a paper Wednesday showing that children born to low-income families typically ascend to higher incomes in metropolitan areas where union membership is higher.
 – Edd Doerr

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