Posts Tagged ‘Simon Kuznets’

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    Home Economics

    May 29, 12 • 344 Views • No Comments

    What if we think of a household as a production unit that does child care, gardening, cooking and cleaning? And, if the work in the home is “outsourced” when people hire a nanny, a housekeeper, a gardener or do take-out for dinner, then the GDP reflects......  [read more]

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    Marriage Data

    Dec 16, 11 • 371 Views • No Comments

    When a valid research study with dependable numbers says the marriage age has climbed to historic heights, should we assume its conclusions are valid? Not necessarily. In Economix, Catherine Rampell describes the problem. Her story begins with a Pew Research......  [read more]

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    Home Work

    Sep 3, 11 • 391 Views • No Comments

    More unemployed means more people at home. One study asked, what are the unemployed doing? During every day’s “foregone market work hours,” unemployed people are occupied with home production, leisure, and job search. The day’s time......  [read more]

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    Some Like It Hot?

    Oct 23, 10 • 316 Views • No Comments

    A warmer Detroit? A wetter New York? In the future world that UCLA professor Matthew Kahn describes, cities will adapt to climate change. Assuming that warming is gradual, populations will migrate and innovate. If San Diego becomes less habitable, people will......  [read more]

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    How Are We Spending Our Money?

    Aug 11, 10 • 329 Views • No Comments

    Has the recession changed how we spend? Here are the numbers that give some answers according to a summary from Michael Mandel, former BusinessWeek chief economist.: Since the 4th quarter of 2007, we have spent more on: 1) telephone equipment/up by 16.6% 2)......  [read more]