Posts Tagged ‘women’s rights’

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    Gender Issues: Equal Pay Day

    Apr 15, 13 • 132 Views • Gender gapNo Comments

    By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Last Tuesday, April 9th was Equal Pay Day, the day symbolizing how far into 2013 women need to work in order to earn what men earned in 2012. You can hear all the numbers and statistics, see all of...

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    A Female Friendly (Industrial) City?

    Aug 16, 12 • 153 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Education, Gender gap, Households, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Sometimes it is tough to make your economy more productive. In Saudi Arabia, just one woman at the office means you have to have a thick barrier separating her from everyone else. She needs her own entrance, her own bathroom, and a security guard to be sure...

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    The Best Places to be a Woman

    Mar 9, 12 • 88 Views • Developing Economies, Economic History, Gender gap, Households, Labor, Regulation, UncategorizedNo Comments

    In colonial Massachusetts, the law required boys to attend school while girls were primarily educated at home. Because it was illegal for a married woman to own land, Abigail Adams had to use John’s name anytime she bought or sold land. And Abigail...