The Future Is Not Pretty For Women

The Grey Lady reports:

Sixty percent of women in the United States who are 65 or older do not have enough income to cover basic expenses without help, even if they are married, according to the report.

That is compared to 41 percent of men in that age group.

The report compares income, not . . . → Read More: The Future Is Not Pretty For Women

Women and Patents

Consider this abstract:

We investigate women’s underrepresentation among holders of commercialized patents: only 5.5% of holders of such patents are female. Using the National Survey of College Graduates 2003, we find only 7% of the gap is accounted for by women’s lower probability of holding any science or engineering degree, because women with such . . . → Read More: Women and Patents

Women Are Marginal Labor

First, here’s this:

She is far from alone, according to a new study from the Federal Reserve, due to be published shortly.

It shows that between 1993 and 2006, there was a decline in the workforce of 0.1 percent a year on average in the number of college-educated women, with similarly educated spouses.

That . . . → Read More: Women Are Marginal Labor

Ireland, Miracles, and Women

The Atlantic had a short look at the state of the Irish economy of late: Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland! Now About That Miserable Economy …

Hard not to mention that Ireland was once pointed out as paragon for Pittsburgh to follow. See in the PG: We can import the Irish miracle.

Times change.

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