Posts Tagged ‘gender gap’

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    A Female Friendly (Industrial) City?

    Aug 16, 12 • 304 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes it is tough to make your economy more productive. In Saudi Arabia, just one woman at the office means you have to have a thick barrier separating her from everyone else. She needs her own entrance, her own bathroom, and a security guard to be sure...  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    Do You Believe in “Pink Quotas?”

    Jun 7, 12 • 238 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]

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    The Amazing Washing Machine

    Mar 28, 11 • 223 Views • No Comments

    In one wonderful 9 minute TED talk, Swedish professor Hans Rosling connects the washing machine to empowering women, educating children and diminishing world poverty. The Economic Lesson When women are empowered, not only is the gender gap diminished but also...  [read more]

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    Women and Competition

    Dec 30, 10 • 243 Views • No Comments

    Just a comment today on a study about females and competition. Comparing a matrilineal society in India to a patriarchal society in Tanzania, a 2007 study revealed a huge difference in how much women compete. These quotes are wonderfully representative: From...  [read more]

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    The Cost of a Family

    Dec 23, 10 • 203 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]