Posts Tagged ‘Claudia Goldin’

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    The Revolution That Grandma Started

    Jan 20, 14 • 1021 Views • No Comments

    The NYC Miss Subways competition was about a lot more than pretty “girls” (as they were called). To become Miss Subways for a month, applicants had to submit a picture to the John Robert Powers Agency. From perhaps 1000 applicants, 25 were chosen......  [read more]

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    Augusta National Golf Club and Women

    Aug 21, 12 • 521 Views • No Comments

    With Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore soon to become the Augusta National Golf Club’s first female members, I keep thinking about how women have become more valuable. The reason takes us back to the family. Assume for a moment that a family is a......  [read more]

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    Mothers and Human Capital

    Jan 10, 11 • 422 Views • No Comments

    In The Wall Street Journal, a Chinese mother discusses her rules for her children which include: 1) only A’s, 2) no play dates, 3) no parts in school plays, 4) no TV,  5) no sleepovers, 6) play the piano or violin for several hours daily.......  [read more]

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    The Cost of a Family

    Dec 23, 10 • 479 Views • No 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......  [read more]

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    Working Moms: The Good and the Bad News

    Aug 7, 10 • 407 Views • No 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,......  [read more]