Posts Tagged ‘washing machine’

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    The Invention That Started to Close the Gender Gap

    Jan 6, 14 • 253 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Growth, Economic History, Gender Issues, Households, Innovation, TechNo Comments

    Worrying that labor saving devices would replace her, Downton Abbey’s cook, Mrs. Patmore, was not pleased with the new electric mixer that arrived in her kitchen in 1922. By contrast, if Edith does move out of Downton Abbey into more modest living

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    The Amazing Washing Machine

    Mar 28, 11 • 176 Views • Developing Economies, Environment, Gender Issues, Households, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    In one wonderful 9 minute TED talk, Swedish professor Hans Rosling connects the washing machine to empowering women, educating children and diminishing world poverty. The Economic Lesson When women are empowered, not only is the gender gap diminished but also