Jan. 7, 2014

5 facts about economic inequality

With issues of economic inequality becoming more prominent, a “5 Facts” primer.

Jan. 3, 2014

In terms of childlessness, U.S. ranks near the top worldwide

American women have one of the highest rates of childlessness in the world and one of the lowest average number of births.

Dec. 20, 2013

The link between parental leave and the gender pay gap

It turns out that countries that offer more liberal parental leave policies tend to have higher wage gaps among men and women ages 30-34, according to analyses by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Dec. 16, 2013

Who men and women prefer as their co-workers

Most Americans say it doesn’t matter if their co-workers are men or women. But for those with a preference, men say they would rather work with men—and women say the same.

Dec. 12, 2013

Among 38 nations, U.S. is the outlier when it comes to paid parental leave

Estonia offers about two years of paid leave for new mothers, and Hungary and Lithuania offer one-and-a-half years or more. What about the U.S.?

Dec. 11, 2013

Who’s the boss? In U.S. business, it’s mostly men

Fewer than 5% of Fortune 1000 companies have women CEOs, and only 10% of women nationally say they’re a boss or top manager. Women are consistently less likely than men to say they want to be a boss someday.

Nov. 27, 2013

The links between education, marriage and parenting

New data released this week from the U.S. Census Bureau reaffirm the strong linkage between educational attainment and the marital status and living arrangements of parents of minor children

Nov. 25, 2013

Study: Having daughters makes parents more likely to be Republican

Two sociologists have found that parents who have daughters are more inclined to support the GOP and turn a cold shoulder to Democrats.

Nov. 15, 2013

Will the end of China’s one-child policy shift its boy-girl ratio?

While son preference remains a strong cultural norm in China, it will be interesting to see if the loosening of the one-child policy will lead to an increasing share of baby girls in the country.

Nov. 6, 2013

Many states already bar workplace discrimination against gays

Workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity is banned in 22 states (including the District of Columbia).