Posts Tagged ‘gender gap’

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    The Amazing Washing Machine

    Mar 28, 11 • 311 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 • 369 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 • 319 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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    Female Earning Power

    Sep 3, 10 • 502 Views • 2 Comments

    Which women earn more than men? If you are female, in your 20s, childless, unmarrried, live in a city, and a college graduate, there is a good chance that you earn more than a man in your peer group. You also represent a major change in what women earn. For......  [read more]

  • Equal Pay For Equal Work?

    Feb 7, 10 • 378 Views • No Comments

    Having read that “Women Now A Majority In American Workplace” (NY Times, 2/6/10, A10), I wondered how much the wage differential had changed from the 1980s when women’s weekly earnings averaged close to 70 percent of men’s. The......  [read more]