Posts Tagged ‘labor’

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    Human Capital: The Year You Were Born

    Feb 26, 13 • 422 Views • No Comments

    Your human capital might be affected by your birth date. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell suggests that children born during the Great Depression had an advantage. Economic contraction meant couples had fewer babies. A cohort with fewer children, 1930s babies......  [read more]

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    Hurricane Sandy Stories

    Nov 6, 12 • 509 Views • No Comments

    Just some notes today about close-to-home Hurricane Sandy economics. Trees: Walking down my NJ street, I stopped to talk with 2 gentleman in a truck from Gainesville, Florida. They said they did tree work and had driven the 1000 miles to look for business.......  [read more]

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    Who Works the Hardest in the Euro Zone?

    Sep 30, 12 • 444 Views • No Comments

    I just discovered a surprising statistic. In the euro zone, judged by hours per week, the Germans are not nearly the hardest workers. Instead Greece, with an average of 42.1 hours is close to the top of the list. By contrast, for 2011, the average German......  [read more]

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    Unconventional Jobs

    Mar 14, 12 • 378 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Repairing the US employment situation will prove a long battle. As you read yesterday, at current growth rates, it could take eight years for American employment to fully recover. Out of this labor morass, an unusual employment......  [read more]

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    Population Futures

    Feb 13, 12 • 532 Views • No Comments

    Imagine for a moment 3 groups of countries, each with a different population pyramid. The first has a huge bulge at the bottom, the second is wider in the middle and the third is relatively broad at top. If this represents the world in 2025, what can we......  [read more]