Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

  • Unless We Look More Closely at Women in the Global Labor Force, We See Only the Tip of the Iceberg.

    Empowering One Billion Women

    Oct 25, 12 • 737 Views • No Comments

    Name a nation. No matter which country you choose, you probably would see that women are underemployed. And still then, you would be looking only at the tip of the iceberg. Female labor force underutilization relates to a host of facts about a society that...  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    Do You Believe in “Pink Quotas?”

    Jun 7, 12 • 286 Views • No Comments

    Italy has just declared its “pink quota.” A new law mandates that by 2015, women should be one-third of all board members for listed and Italian state-owned firms. Currently, the total is somewhere between 3.7 and 6%. (Checking 2 sources, I found...  [read more]

  • Should We Redesign the Dollar?

    May 31, 12 • 239 Views • 1 Comment

    Have you ever worried that you gave someone the wrong bill–maybe a ten rather than a dollar? With US currency, it is easy to make a mistake. After all, the US dollar bill, the five, the ten, the twenty, the fifty, the one hundred are mostly green,...  [read more]

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    Unemployment Benefits and Costs

    Jan 13, 12 • 231 Views • No Comments

    99, 26 or somewhere in between? At the end of February, Congress again will have to decide about the length of unemployment insurance (UI) Described by the state of California to its residents, 99 remains the maximum number of weeks for receiving UI. Had...  [read more]

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    “Buy Australian?”

    Apr 25, 11 • 305 Views • No Comments

    In Australia, concerned about the impact of twin disasters in Queensland this summer, Australia is saying, “Buy Australian.”  But they just faced an unexpected problem. The T-shirts they are using to publicize the campaign were made in...  [read more]