Thursday, July 4, 2013
Working Women, Part 2
This article from Foreign Policy has some fascinating data on working women and the impact of maternity policies, education efforts, and anti-discrimination efforts from a global perspective.
The abridged version--American women are in better shape than working women in most of the world (especially when it comes to high-level management positions), and there is a persistent gap world-wide between the number of women in the general population and their participation at higher levels in the workforce. This gap has persisted despite the best efforts of any number of social engineers.
Worth a read, as the US continues to wrestle with workplace equality issues.