Marjorie E. Wood focuses on income and wealth inequality, minimum wage and worker justice, and higher education reform. While At IPS, Wood co-authored multiple reports, including The One Percent at State U, which was the first study to connect the rising pay of university presidents with an increase in adjunct faculty and student debt. This study was featured in a New York Times editorial and in many other prominent media outlets.

Wood currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Labor and Research Action Network, a group that connects academic experts around the country with labor organizers. She has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago (2011) where she received the Herbert G. Gutman Prize, a national award for the best dissertation in U.S. Labor History given annually by the Labor and Working-Class History Association. Prior to joining IPS, Wood was a visiting professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.


Homecare Worker Rule Here to Stay

Last week, the Supreme Court paved the way for implementation of a new rule guaranteeing the rights of homecare workers.

Gender Pay Gap Drives Inequality

The persistent pay gap between men and women is a key driver of economic inequality today.

Homecare Ruling a Historic Victory

Last week’s court decision combats longstanding racism and sexism embedded in U.S labor law.

The Ongoing Exploitation of Home Care Workers

Greedy CEOs are pitting elderly Americans against the workers who care for them.

Candidates Stop Saying ‘Middle Class’

Instead of new rhetoric about the middle class, Presidential candidates should invent policies to save it.

The Language of the Unheard

The protesters in Baltimore need to be heard. Are we listening?

Fight for $15 Reaches New Heights

The Fight for $15 campaign has grown into a broad-based social movement.

McDonald’s Workers Aren’t Lovin’ It

McDonald’s is the latest mega-rich corporate employer to announce it will give workers a raise.

Keeping Up With the Waltons

In the wake of Walmart’s decision to raise workers’ wages, Dollar General announced it will offer better schedules.

Walmart Needs a Maximum Wage

Walmart raised wages after being pressured by its own employees, but it still outpaces the pack when it comes to overpaid execs. – See more at:

Eight Ways To Reduce Global Inequality

By taxing progressively, respecting worker rights, and rethinking economics, we could make a great start at creating a more equal world.

Addressing the Top and Bottom of the Rising Wealth Gap

WalletHub interviews Marjorie Wood on income inequality, the racial wealth gap, and reforms that must be implemented at the policy level to tackle these issues.

A Budget Plan for the People

The President’s populist budget will leave Republicans scrambling to explain why they don’t support it.

GOP Finally Discovers Inequality?

First they were the inequality-deniers. Now you might call them the inequality-opportunists.

Pull Yourself Up by Your Bread Bags

The rules are stacked against most of us.

Top Five Inequality Moments of 2014

From Thomas Piketty to Black Lives Matter, inequality remains a top issue for Americans. Here’s a roundup of the top 5 inequality moments of 2014.

Port Strikes Mirror Organized Labor’s Roots

Port truck drivers are denied the very same employment rights that workers in the first Gilded Age fought so hard to achieve.

The Next Frontier for Workers’ Rights

A new law in San Francisco to curb erratic scheduling practices could be the first of many.

No, Your Server Is Not on the Menu

For women who make their living off tips, sexual harassment is a constant workplace peril.

You Just Got ‘Richsplained’

A millionaire’s attempt to explain why he’s better than you falls flat.