Six Facts: Where the Gender Gap Has Grown

While we know that the pandemic gender gap grew, we need to look more closely at mothers to see who, how, why, and where.

Deciding if We Are in a “She-Cession”

In our pre-pandemic 2019 world, the number of service sector jobs that attracted women went up. Meanwhile, male-dominated sectors except for construction had fewer jobs: Ahead by 109,000 jobs, women became a majority of the labor force. The Pandemic Gender…

The Opioid Epidemic and the Labor Force

By looking at counties with more opioid prescriptions, we can understand one reason that labor force participation rates are declining.

Weekly Roundup: From Affluent Mates to Successful Names

Our everyday economics includes tradeoffs, deposit insurance, supply chain, bias, human capital, income inequality, marriage markets and Federal Reserve.

Love, Marriage and Inequality

As female labor force participation increased since the 1970s, so too has the income inequality that resulted from assortative mating of higher earners.

Gender Issues: Family Friendly Tradeoffs

Is it logical to say that women should support family friendly workplaces? Maybe. Research suggests that family friendliness has increased female labor force participation. In Spain and Germany, employees who take parental leave know their job will be there for them…