Sunday, December 11, 2005

Women, work, career

After the previous post, I just thought I would give links to some recent activity on this issue. Just links!

The University of Virginia economist Amalia Miller examined the 'price of motherhood', and her research led to a startling conclusion: "a woman in her 20s will increase her lifetime earnings by 10 percent if she delays the birth of her first child by a year." That quote is from Steven Landsburg's piece in Slate. There is some interesting discussion on this issue over at Crooked Timber.

Linda Hirschman in American Prospect. This piece received some serious flak, notably from Laura over at 11 D (via).

Hirschman is back with another piece addressing the academics at Inside Higher Ed.