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Leonora Barry: a pioneer statistician of women’s labour

by Eli Cook* Unfortunately yet unsurprisingly, the world of economic quantification was dominated by men in the nineteenth century. In honor of International Women’s Day, here is a story, excerpted from my book The Pricing of Progress, on Leonora Barry, one of … Continue reading

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Historic Gender Breakthrough: Women aged between 25 and 30 earn slightly more per hour than men, according to the Dutch statistics office.

Women aged between 25 and 30 have higher hourly wages than men, according to the Dutch statistics office. An important factor in this respect is that women in this age group are often higher educated than men. To the best … Continue reading

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“Well-behaved Women seldom make History” (Laurel T. Ulrich)

Two girls wearing banners “Abolish child slavery!” in English and Yiddish at the 1909 International Workers’ Day parade in New York.

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