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The Economics of Women, and Men

Wednesday March 6 at 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm CET

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Join Peter Isztin and Bronwyn Williams in exploring the economics of the changing gender landscape in work, dating, marriage, and more.

The past half century has seen huge changes in the labor market prospects of women. Today, not only do most married women work full-time, but women have, gradually, overtaken men in education, especially higher education: except for some STEM fields, in colleges we see more women than men participating and graduating. Meanwhile, and largely in connection with the above mentioned developments, gender roles are changing. Women still do more domestic work than men, but the time spent doing housework has decreased among women, and slightly increased among men.

These changes present new challenges for the relations between the genders. Men falling behind in terms of education face very poor marriage prospects, while highly educated men have a very strong bargaining position in the dating and the marriage market. All of this is playing out in a post-sexual revolution environment. Meanwhile, there remains a gender gap in average hourly earnings between men and women.

In this salon we ask, turning mostly to the tools of economics:

  • How much will the different gender gaps narrow or close in the coming future?
  • Is marriage doomed? Should we save it?
  • How will gender roles adapt to the new environment?
  • And many more questions.

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Wednesday March 6
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm CET
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