A January 3rd article from THE ECONOMIST, “Female Power,” focuses on women in the “rich world”. http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15174418
-More women work. In the U.S. women compose 51% of professional workers.
-Contraception makes work possible.
-The “vacuum cleaner” makes work possible.
-More women work because contemporary jobs require brain power instead of muscle power.
-The cost of motherhood is high for aspirational women.
1. With this massive shift in female responsibilities, in nations that prohibit their females from contributing professionally, what will happen to economic growth?
2. In nations with a substantial female work force, how will families respond? How will a typical U.S family look in 2020?