Posts Tagged ‘human capital’

  • gender gap women's sports and March Madness

    How is March Madness About Women?

    Mar 31, 14 • 973 Views • No Comments

    Our Monday Gender Issue: “A woman’s place is on home, first, second, and third.” A League of Their Own, 1992 45 years ago, cheerleading and square dancing were the sports we associated with young women while only 1 in 27 high school girls......  [read more]

  • gender gap women's sports and March Madness

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Feminism

    Mar 24, 14 • 629 Views • No Comments

    Our Monday Gender Issue: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer, former MacArthur genius, National Book Critics Circle Award winner, author of the book, Half of a Yellow Sun on which a new movie is based, and the person who has given so many of us so......  [read more]

  • gender gap women's sports and March Madness

    A Gender Gap in Looks

    Mar 17, 14 • 744 Views • No Comments

    Our Monday Gender Issue: Good looking men get more start-up dollars than less attractive men. However, all men get more money than women. They receive 93% of all venture capital funding: Hoping to discover why, researchers from Harvard, Wharton and MIT......  [read more]

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    Tall and Short Populations

    Feb 26, 14 • 1027 Views • No Comments

    Princeton economist Angus Deaton estimates that it will take 500 years for Indian women to reach the height of English women. In The Great Escape, Dr. Deaton explains that a population could be short because of nutrition or disease. When babies consume......  [read more]

  • Human Capital and sleep

    The Plight of the Night Owl

    Feb 23, 14 • 502 Views • No Comments

    I must start with my bias. I am a night owl. So too were Winston Churchill and Charles Darwin, James Joyce and Glenn Gould. In one interview, Ann Beattie said, “I really think people’s bodies are on different clocks. I even feel now like I just......  [read more]