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Mariko Chang
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Valuing Families and Our Nation's Future: The Joys and Economic Penalties of Parenting

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 4:08 PM

As parents (one of us with a newborn and the other with three children), we have both experienced the wonder and joys of raising children. As economic analysts who focus on racial inequality, we both also see the increasing economic challenges facing families who are rearing the future of our...

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The Government Must Make a Serious Investment in Higher Education

(8) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 5:01 PM

It wasn't an economic disaster. We didn't lose our jobs. But my husband and I have gone through all of our non-retirement savings in this past year.

Where did it go? We spent $35,000 on our daughter's first year of college. And that was after help from financial aid.

We...

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