Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay

Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay

Claire Cain Miller – New York Times – Tuesday, 29 July 2014 (originally published 28 Jul) A mysterious fact that economists are wrestling with is that the percentage of women in the United States who are working or want to work has been declining, after a decades-long climb. The drop is small (and less dramatic […]

[US] Women Reach a Milestone in Job Market

[US] Women Reach a Milestone in Job Market

Jonathan House – Wall Street Journal –  Thursday, 21 November 2013 (originally published  20 Nov) Women have recovered all the jobs they lost during the recession. Men have not. A record 67.5 million women are working today, up from the prior peak of 67.4 million in early 2008, according to the Labor Department’s latest tally […]

The Best Countries for Non-Mothers

The Best Countries for Non-Mothers

NANCY FOLBRE – New York Times – Monday, 24 October 2011 (originally published (26 Sept) It’s so great to live in a country where women are allowed to drive! It would be so much fun to visit Iceland, where the prime minister is a woman who is cleaning up the financial mess! The recently released […]