Economic Woman

Econometrics, gender, equity and more.


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On a trial basis, I’m going to post some links on gender and economics without (much) comment. Let me know if you find them useful or interesting.

Frances Woolley calls out Steven Levitt on Emily Oster’s gender balance research. A good summary, though I find her conclusion a bit unreasonable.

Via Economix, US women are leaving the financial services industry; it’s not clear why.

In US graduate schools, women are in the majority in most fields. Between 1999 and 2009, they caught up somewhat in engineering, business, education and a few other fields. (But not math.) To comment briefly: This is a pretty imperfect metric for occupational achievement. Graduate school, especially at lower-tier universities, isn’t a guaranteed job, and in many cases it’s a backup when good jobs aren’t available.

Mothers seem more likely than fathers to pass on resources to their children. Why?


Written by Allison

4 October 2010 at 10:10 am

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