Posts Tagged ‘women’

  • In NYC and China, developers are building smaller apartments.

    Living Solo

    Apr 18, 12 • 115 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic History, Gender gap, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, UncategorizedNo Comments

    I’ve just started to count the people I know who live alone. School friends, relatives, neighbors. Some are in their twenties and early thirties, unmarried. Others are divorced. Several are widowed. 31 million of us live alone. Almost one-third of all...

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    The Amazing Washing Machine

    Mar 28, 11 • 96 Views • Developing Economies, Environment, Gender gap, 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...

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    Where are the women?

    Feb 26, 07 • 103 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Stocks, investments, Wall Street…these names evoke images of men. Until after our recent class trip to the NYSE and Wall Street, I didn’t realize how true these images are. Standing in the stock exchange, I look down onto the floor and literally...