Posts Tagged ‘human capital’

  • Grade Incentives

    Should Kids Get Paid for Grades?

    Apr 1, 14 • 1022 Views • No Comments

    What happens when you combine a $100 student payment with a teacher bonus for high A.P. grades, better lab equipment, free tutoring, Saturday classes and extra teacher training? At one Boston school, the results for the A.P. Statistics exam were: A surge in...  [read more]

  • gender gap women's sports and March Madness

    How is March Madness About Women?

    Mar 31, 14 • 567 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 • 401 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 • 500 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]

  • tape measure height

    Tall and Short Populations

    Feb 26, 14 • 497 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]