Gender Imbalances in Unpaid Work

A NY Times article by Claire Cain Miller explores the gender differences in unpaid work: Worldwide, women spend an average of 4.5 hours a day on unpaid work, including grocery shopping, child care and laundry. That is more than double the amount of time men spend, according to O.E.C.D. data. Men spend significantly more time […]

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Study Finds that Having Women in Top Management Positions Leads to Increased Profitability

According to a study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics and EY, having women in top management positions leads to an increase in profits: The study found that female C.E.O.s did not significantly underperform or overperform when compared with male chief executives. While it found some indications that having more women on boards was […]

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A look at the Iowa Job Market

An interesting look at the Iowa job market with the Iowa Caucus starting today: At 3.4 percent, Iowa’s unemployment rate is among the lowest in the country. With major metropolitan areas — crowded with hard-hat construction sites — painting an alluring picture of steady economic progress, business leaders here retain a sunny optimism that is […]

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St. Louis Fed President talks at Ball State forecasting luncheon

St Louis Fed President talks at the Ball State Forecasting Luncheon: At Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., St. Louis Fed President James Bullard assessed the Federal Open Market Committee’s forecasts running up to 2015 and discussed implications for monetary policy. He said that the forecasts look to have missed on all three key variables—real […]

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The middle class have more of their wealth in their houses than the rich

Wall Street Journal on different investment practices between the middle class and the upper middle class: For the middle class, …Nearly two-thirds of their wealth is in their residences. It’s easy to see why: Imagine a young family with a $200,000 home, a $150,000 mortgage, and $50,000 in cash and retirement accounts. That’s not a […]

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