Posts Tagged ‘human capital’

  • Limited by men who want to take control female power, past and present female literacy is among the major gender issues.

    Gender Issues: Literate Women

    May 19, 14 • 1405 Views • No Comments

    For millennia, men have tried to stop women from learning to read. Before we look back, I wanted to share these World Bank maps that let us see the status of female literacy, 2009-2013 Female Literacy in Developing Nations: Worldwide ratios of female to......  [read more]

  • Political gender equity improves human capital far beyond politics

    Why Do We Need More King Peggys?

    Apr 28, 14 • 1113 Views • No Comments

    Our Monday Gender Issue: Having a woman as the king of an African fishing village can make a big difference. During 2008, a secretary who works at Ghana’s Washington DC embassy  got a middle of the night call at her home in Silver Spring, Maryland.......  [read more]

  • Robotic milkers increase dairy farm productivity and make cows happy.

    The Robot Milkers That Cows Like

    Apr 24, 14 • 2888 Views • No Comments

    It appears that cows prefer robot milkers. Rather than following a human schedule of pre-dawn mornings and late afternoons, the robots respond to what the cows want. Perhaps 5 or 6 times a day, the cows line up in front of the milker, waiting, as milk cups......  [read more]

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    The Best Reason For Women to be on Corporate Boards

    Apr 21, 14 • 1080 Views • No Comments

    Our Monday Gender Issue: Last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had long opposed female quotas on corporate boards, capitulated. Ms. Merkel’s labor minister, a physician and mother of 6, held firm to demands that her boss accept quotas. Merkel......  [read more]

  • increasing marginal utility water drought

    How To Cope With (Water) Stress

    Apr 16, 14 • 961 Views • No Comments

    Being water stressed means you are unusually vulnerable to a water shortage. Sort of like a household where one emergency can push it over the edge because it spends all it earns, so too with most water stressed nations. That one drought or technical......  [read more]