Posts Tagged ‘gender inequality’

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    Gender Issues: Equal Pay Day

    Apr 15, 13 • 138 Views • Gender gapNo Comments

    By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Last Tuesday, April 9th was Equal Pay Day, the day symbolizing how far into 2013 women need to work in order to earn what men earned in 2012. You can hear all the numbers and statistics, see all of...

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    Sheryl Sandberg’s Three-Point Plan

    Apr 8, 13 • 132 Views • Gender gap, HouseholdsNo Comments

    By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Almost a month ago, COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, released her book “Lean in—Women, Work, and the will to lead.” In the past few weeks the author has received a lot of criticism; some say...

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    Sweden: Elusive Equality

    Feb 4, 13 • 126 Views • Gender gap, HouseholdsNo Comments

    By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Sweden has the reputation of a land of idyllic gender equality. I personally have cited the country numerous times in my previous posts. As close as we have come so far to parity, Sweden’s...

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    The Best Places to be a Woman

    Mar 9, 12 • 92 Views • Developing Economies, Economic History, Gender gap, Households, Labor, Regulation, UncategorizedNo Comments

    In colonial Massachusetts, the law required boys to attend school while girls were primarily educated at home. Because it was illegal for a married woman to own land, Abigail Adams had to use John’s name anytime she bought or sold land. And Abigail...

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    Son Preference

    Jul 30, 10 • 131 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic Thinkers, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    If there are 122 men for every 100 women, how do you find a wife? According to a Columbia University professor, in China, you save. Economists have been asking why Chinese households save so much–30% as compared to a current 6% rate in the U.S. One...