Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’

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    Positive Externalities: “CutThroat” or “Cuddly” Capitalism?

    Jun 30, 13 • 607 Views • No Comments

    Having just enjoyed several weeks in Paris, a friend of mine returned to the US with huge applause for the French health care system. Several days later, she was delighted to see Robert Frank’s NY Times column, “What Sweden Can Tell Us About......  [read more]

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    Sweden: Elusive Equality

    Feb 4, 13 • 488 Views • No Comments

    By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Sweden has the reputation of a land of idyllic gender equality. I personally have cited the country numerous times in my previous posts. As close as we have come so far to parity, Sweden’s......  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    Gender Issues: A Swedish and French Mystery

    Dec 24, 12 • 458 Views • No Comments

    What happens to a woman’s career trajectory when her job is family-friendly? The results have not been what policy makers expected. In their work lives, Swedish women receive generous paid maternity leave and and can opt for flexible work hours.......  [read more]

  • Unless We Look More Closely at Women in the Global Labor Force, We See Only the Tip of the Iceberg.

    Empowering One Billion Women

    Oct 25, 12 • 1165 Views • No Comments

    Name a nation. No matter which country you choose, you probably would see that women are underemployed. And still then, you would be looking only at the tip of the iceberg. Female labor force underutilization relates to a host of facts about a society that......  [read more]

  • Looming Worldwide Pig Shortage

    Pork Problems

    Sep 28, 12 • 375 Views • No Comments

    Announcing the cancellation of this year’s bacon eating contest, Major League Eating (“the world body that governs all stomach-centric sports’) said,  “We cannot, in good conscience, allow [top ranked eater] Joey Chestnut to eat bacon......  [read more]