Posts Tagged ‘housework’

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    The Reason Female Scientists Do Housework

    Dec 9, 13 • 269 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Growth, Gender Issues, Households, Labor, Lifestyle, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Nobel laureate Carol W. Greider was doing the wash when her early morning call came from Stockholm. A study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) compared unpaid household work in 29 countries. Predictably, they concluded that

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    Micro-Jobs

    Nov 30, 11 • 229 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    One online inquiry resulted in a research scientist happily cleaning an overflowing compost bin for $31. Someone else fished keys out of a sewer. Calling it “web-serfing,” the WSJ explains that “micro-labor” sites are matching requests