Posts Tagged ‘wages’

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    The Cost of a Family

    Dec 23, 10 • 156 Views • Economic History, Gender Issues, Households, Labor, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The cost of having a family has gone up and it has gone down. In its annual report on the average cost of raising a child in a middle income family, the Department of Agriculture said from 2008 to 2009, the amount has risen by 1%. A child born during 2009 is

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    Apples, Oranges, and Government Pay

    Aug 22, 10 • 172 Views • Government, Labor, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Hearing that federal employees earn more than people working in the private sector, how should we respond? Let’s look at the facts. Assessing someone’s earnings involves salaries and benefits.  According to the BEA (Bureau of Economic

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    Tall Stories: Height and Success

    Apr 2, 10 • 171 Views • Households, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    A recent Daily Mail article about President Sarkozy’s height sensitivity reminded me of studies that relate height to success.   But first, some height stats: Nicholas Sarkozy (France): 5’5″ Barack Obama (U.S.): 6’2″ Angela