Tag Archives: Economics

The Wednesday Weigh-In: Are female bloggers more ‘positive’ and ‘happy’?

TweetYou may not have heard of him prior to this week, but Felix Salmon is one of the most influential business writers in, well, the biz. He drew ire last week, including from prominent feminists such as Irin Carmon of Salon, for publishing the following comments in an essay on Maria Popova and her “blogonomics” [...]
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Study: Male CEOs with daughters increase salaries of female employees

TweetEconomists have determined that male CEOs who have daughters tend to increase the salaries of their employees, particularly if their daughter is firstborn. According to a study presented at the American Economic Association, “female employees get the larger boost, with their salary tending to grow by 1.1%, compared with a 0.6% gain for male employees.” Overall, [...]
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Quick hit: Liza Mundy on Colbert

TweetLast night, Liza Mundy, author of The Richer Sex, was the guest on The Colbert Report. Mundy’s book is really important, and if you haven’t already read it, I suggest you go borrow it from your local library this weekend. It’s a look at how the economy changes at both a macro and a micro [...]
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Infographic: Women of color in the United States

TweetBrought to us by the Center for American Progress, this infographic examines the state of women of color in four key areas: the workplace wage gap, health, educational attainment, and political leadership — taken from an issue brief they just released. CAP reports: Women of color have made incredible strides in educational attainment and in [...]
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Time Magazine predicts women as “The Richer Sex”, but is this old news for black women?

TweetOver at EBONY, I wrote about a recent article from TIME Magazine which suggested that women will overtake men as breadwinners in the next generation.  As a result of this change, according to the article’s author Liza Mundy, traditional cisgender, straight relationship dynamics could potentially shift.  What TIME doesn’t necessarily consider is the fact that [...]
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