Tallying the steep costs of gender inequality
Mar 6, 2023

Tallying the steep costs of gender inequality

The global economy could get a $7-trillion-a-year boost if more women were in the workforce, a report finds. Plus, explaining the economic history of racism to young readers.

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Buckle up for a big economics week in Washington

Mar 6, 2023
Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifies on Capitol Hill tomorrow and Wednesday. President Biden is set to release a budget outline on Thursday, and we get February jobs numbers this Friday.
Above, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies to Congress in June. He's slated to appear before lawmakers again this week to discuss the central bank's activities and a range of economic issues.
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The global economic cost of gender inequality in the workplace? $7 trillion per year

Mar 6, 2023
A new study finds that more women in the workforce — and fewer roadblocks to their success — could grow the global economy significantly by boosting productivity.
Actions like lowering child care costs could lower the barriers to women entering the workforce.
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Immigrants help fill gaps in trucking workforce

Mar 6, 2023
Trucking is an increasingly immigrant-driven industry as U.S.-born drivers retire and demand to move freight remains high.
Like many trades, trucking doesn’t attract U.S.-born workers like it used to. The hours are long, and the median pay is around $48,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
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As book bans sweep the country, an adaptation for young readers pushes back

Mar 6, 2023
Heather McGhee's new version of "The Sum of Us" urges transcending racial barriers and creating "common solutions to our common problems."
Author Heather McGhee greets a young girl as she buys books for her middle school teachers at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. McGhee adapted her book "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together" for a young audience.
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Amid gas stove debate, manufacturers hope the induction market will heat up

Mar 6, 2023
Manufacturers are ramping up production of induction stoves and cooktops, which use electromagnetism to heat pots and pans. But there's a reason the technology hasn't caught on.
Cities like Seattle, LA and New York have moved to ban natural gas appliance hookups in new construction homes.
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Music from the episode

Deep East 17
Simmer Hayley Williams
Luvaroq Elujay, serpentwithfeet
Flutter Mocky

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer