Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Women and Careers

Titled "The Future of Economics Isn't So Dismal", the New York Times has an article to ponder today (January 10, 2007, page C1. Surveying prominent economists the author compiled a list of thirteen promising young economists to watch. Six of the thirteen are married to each other. The only clearly female names are among the married. What does it mean? A few years ago we were being told that those doing well were men married to non-working wives. This may be apples and oranges--"business" vs. "eonomists," "now" vs. "then." "Young careerists" vs."those who move to the upper ranks." Questions come to mind--are women becoming more respected? Is it still necessary to marry well--with a different definition of well? Or is it just an interesting factoid?

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