So, I have been off this series of tubes most of the week.
The few items of cultural detritus that did make their way to me were from a fellow Cornell grad and current rocket scientist regarding women in the work force. Specifically, about women with elite degrees dropping out of the workforce.
There was a(nother) rash of articles following the release of the paper OPTING OUT AMONG ELITE WOMEN by Joni Hersch @ Vanderbilt Law.
Hersch's findings summarized:
This paper shows that female graduates of elite institutions have lower labor market involvement than their counterparts from less selective institutions. Although elite graduates are more likely to earn advanced degrees, marry at later ages, and have higher expected earnings, there is little difference in labor market activity by college selectivity among women without children and women who are not married. But the presence of children is associated with far lower labor market activity among married elite graduates.
Naturally, I have some words on this...being in possession of both an Ivy degree and a complete lack of interest in 9-5.
(I am not, however, in possession of any biological children, though I do occasionally date man-children, which can amount to the equivalent of a full-time job in some instances.)
This week's HOW TO post will be about opting out and how the labor market is shifting, (and -- SPOILER ALERT-- how fucking anti-feminist Keli Goff's Guardian article is).
Here is your homework:
- Female Ivy League graduates have a duty to stay in the workforce. (Guardian)
- Do Female Ivy League Graduates Have a Duty to Stay in the workforce? (Huffington Post)
Send me stuff/thoughts/whatevers,