Posts Tagged ‘feminism’

  • For most economists, historians, social scientists, it is tough to avoid research bias

    Gender Issues: Literate Women

    Jun 10, 13 • 585 Views • No Comments

    Why have men sought to prevent women from reading? Even in colonial Massachusetts, the law required boys to attend school while girls were primarily educated at home. Consequently, while John Adams attended school in Braintree and entered Harvard when he was......  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    Gender Issues: A Swedish and French Mystery

    Dec 24, 12 • 675 Views • No Comments

    What happens to a woman’s career trajectory when her job is family-friendly? The results have not been what policy makers expected. In their work lives, Swedish women receive generous paid maternity leave and and can opt for flexible work hours.......  [read more]

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

    What Do Kids Cost Us?

    Jun 24, 12 • 543 Views • No Comments

    Telling us that, “Women Still Can’t Have it All,” Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why she left her position as policy planning director for the State Department. In addition to her 24/7 job in Washington DC, she was a......  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    Female Human Capital

    Apr 20, 12 • 560 Views • No Comments

    To one group of economists, oral contraception is all about human capital. 1970 appears to have been a turning point. 40 years ago, increasingly, women started entering law school, medical school and other professional programs after college. Instead of......  [read more]