The (Hidden) Paternity Leave Problem

A nation’s generous paternity leave policy does not necessarily diminish the size of the gender pay gap or job discrimination against women.

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…

Weekly Roundup: From Slow Mommy Tracks to Fast Wall Street Traders

Our weekly economics news summary included the yuan and foreign exchange, Google and branding, parental leave and incentives, and choosing your own price.