Posts Tagged ‘gender gap’

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    Gender Issues: A Swedish and French Mystery

    Dec 24, 12 • 314 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]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    A Female Friendly (Industrial) City?

    Aug 16, 12 • 327 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 • 258 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 • 235 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 • 258 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]