Posts Tagged ‘Claudia Goldin’

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    The Cost of a Family

    Dec 23, 10 • 152 Views • Economic History, Gender Issues, Households, Labor, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The cost of having a family has gone up and it has gone down. In its annual report on the average cost of raising a child in a middle income family, the Department of Agriculture said from 2008 to 2009, the amount has risen by 1%. A child born during 2009 is

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    Working Moms: The Good and the Bad News

    Aug 7, 10 • 132 Views • Economic Thinkers, Gender Issues, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Two recent studies about working moms give good news and bad. The good first. If you work during your child’s first year, and you contribute considerably to the family income, or if your child care is very good, or if you are sensitive to your children,