Why We Have a Chores Gap

Especially evident during pandemic lockdowns, at home we have a chores gap that determines who does the housework.

October 2018 Friday’s e-links: From the Israeli Kibbutz to the Sears Bankruptcy and Housework

Friday’s e-links: Today we link to the connection among women, power, and the exclamation point and to some insight about socialism.

The Unintended Consequence of a Family Friendly Policy

When one mathematician tried to measure the British coastline, her initial result was 3960 kilometers. But then continuing to increase her scale, she wound up with 4300 kilometers, then 4800 and after that 6182. The reason was the detail. Each closer look…

The Reason Female Scientists Do Housework

Nobel laureate Carol W. Greider was doing the wash when her early morning call came from Stockholm. A study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) compared unpaid household work in 29 countries. Predictably, they concluded that women do…

Micro-Jobs

One online inquiry resulted in a research scientist happily cleaning an overflowing compost bin for $31. Someone else fished keys out of a sewer. Calling it “web-serfing,” the WSJ explains that “micro-labor” sites are matching requests for doing chores with…