Publications

Nicole is the author of more than 100 articles and reports including Race, Class Gender and the Recession, the Economic Security and Well-being Index for the five boroughs of New York City, and Unequal Lives: The State of Women, Children and Families in the Rural South, all of which have been used in college classrooms and organizations across the country to explore the connections between race, gender and public policy in the U.S.

Her writing and commentary have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, POLITICO, The Nation, The Progressive, Spotlight on Poverty, USA Today, ESSENCE Magazine, Marie Clair Magazine, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and NBC, among other outlets.

Nicole is also the author of Leading at the Intersections: An Intersectional Approach and Model for Policy & Social Change. The Model has been used by national and local organizations to create more inclusive public policies and to meaningfully engage communities

economiccoverThe Economic Security and Well-being Index for Women in New York City

The Economic Security and Well-being Index for Women in New York City, a report of the New York Women’s Foundation written by C. Nicole Mason and produced by the Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest measures the well-being of women across the 59 community districts in New York City in three major domains: Economic Security, Health and Safety, and Education. The index also provides a detailed ranking of the best neighborhoods for women and girls in the City.

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rope-endcovAt Rope’s End: Single Women Mothers, Wealth and Asset Accumulation in the United States

This report written by Mariko Chang, PhD and C. Nicole Mason, PhD examines the economic security and vulnerability of single mothers through the lens of wealth and asset accumulation as opposed to income and employment.

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gainingcoverAbove Board: Raising the Standards for Passenger Service Workers at the Nation’s Busiest Airports

Above Board: Raising the Standards for Passenger Service Workers at the Nation’s Busiest Airports is commissioned report by 32BJ to better understand the impact of the low-bid
contracting system on passenger service workers at La Guardia, JFK and Newark Liberty International airports. It also proposes ways forward and concrete recommendations to raise job quality and performance standards for companies contracted directly with airlines.

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gaining2Gaining Ground, Breaking Through

A Report on the Leadership Experiences of Women of Color, LGBTQ Individuals of Color, Individuals with Disabilities, Native Women, Aspiring Allies and Immigrant Women working in the Anti-Violence Movement in Four States

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interLeading at the Intersections: An Introduction to the Intersectional Approach Model for Policy and Social Change

This introductory guide calls on all of us—from the small grassroots organization to the mighty foundation to legislators—to shift our frame and the way we think about social and policy change. It is a starting point and a tool to begin the conversation of how we turn this important corner without losing individuals, groups and communities along the way.


racegenderRace, Gender and the Recession: Job Creation and Employment

This report focuses on the effect of the recession and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on economically marginalized communities. The Network highlights four key areas of impact for women of color and their families: job creation and employment, housing and social services, education, and tax cuts to individuals.

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Marie Claire Magazine
Against All Odds: My Journey from Nothing in America
July 2016

Scrooge Politics: Why Low-Income Workers Must Work and Shop On Thanksgiving
January 25, 2015

Huffington Post
A Pathway to Nowhere: Why Paul Ryan’s Plan Will Not Reduce Poverty Now or Ever

Huffington Post
July 29, 2014

Miami Herald and the Progressive
Minimum Wage Boost would be Economic Boon
February 20, 2013

The Progressive
America Needs Safety Net programs in these tough times
September 20, 2012

Associated Press
As Poverty Rate Rises and Unemployment Persists, American Need a “New Deal.”
September 13, 2011

Huffington Post
For Blacks and Latinos, Too Little Work to go around this Labor Day
September 4, 2011

Huffington Post
The Economy Needs a Triple Hitter: Jobs, Safety Nets, and Targeted Policies.
September 16, 2010

NAACP Legal Defender
Race to the Top: Banking on Charter Schools to Save a Failing Public School System
February 2, 2010

Spotlight on Poverty
Poor Measurement: What will it Really Take to Move Individuals and Families out of Poverty in Ten Years?
July 27, 2009

Cleaveland.com (Cleveland, OH), Times News, Athens Banner-Herald, and Albany Times Union
A New Method Needed to Measure Poverty
June 29, 2009

 

The Huffington Post
An Oldie, but not so Goodie: Updating the U.S. Poverty Measure
June 18, 2009

Free Lance Star ( Fredricksburg, V.A.)
Article Title: Our Sluggish Economy: Worse for Some Blacks, Latinos Need Extra Help, Mr. Obama
May 28, 2009

Connecticut Post
Obama Falling Short on Economic fairness, Equality
May 21, 2009

The Huffington Post
Blacks and Latinos Barely Afloat During Recession: With High Rates of Unemployment, Obama’s Recovery Plan Not Enough
May 18, 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer ( Philadelphia, P.A)
U.S. Must Help Those with Bad Mortgages
March 08, 2009

The Progressive, the Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, M.O.)
Plan to Help Homeowners is Good Start: Greedy Banks, Brokers are Mostly to Blame.
Run Date: March 08, 2009

The Huffington Post
Blame the Banks, Not Homeowners for Foreclosure Crisis: Obama’s Plan is a Step in the Right Direction
February 23, 2009

The Vindicator (Youngstown, O.H.)
Obama Should Focus on People in Greater Need
January 20,2009

The Express-Times (Easton, P.A)
Recovery Plan Should Be Used to Aid Neediest
January 16, 2009

The Huffington Post
Worse Than We Thought: Unemployment Numbers Maybe 10-15% Higher Than Stated
January 14, 2009

The Huffington Post
A Masculine Stimulus Package: Where Are All the Jobs For Women?
January 5, 2009

Race Wire: The Colorlines Blog
Article Title: Greening the Recession
By: Michelle ChenRun Date: May 19, 2009
Link: http://www.racewire.org/archives/2009/05/greening_the_recession.html