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Aug 23, 2019

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Automation's gender divide

by David Brancaccio Jun 5, 2019
While both men and women have essentially the same odds of automation taking their jobs, women could face a tougher transition to new jobs.
A pharmacy technician prepares prescriptions for packaging and shipping after being filled on an automated line at the central pharmacy of Intermountain Heathcare in 2018 in Midvale, Utah.
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Identity and economic choice

by Kai Ryssdal and Liz Sanchez May 8, 2019
How gender identity affects the way we think about the economy.
A transmasculine person takes money out of their wallet.
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Bills on family leave proposed with female voters in mind

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 18, 2019
With divided government, getting family-leave or sick-day bills out of Congress and to the president is highly unlikely before the 2020 election.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during a news conference February 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Gillibrand and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) held a news conference to introduce the "Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act," or FAMILY Act.
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What it is like to be a female economist

by Kai Ryssdal, Sean McHenry, and Liz Sanchez Jan 25, 2019
A Washington Post reporter talks about the "seemingly minor sexist moments" at the biggest gathering of economists in the U.S.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, and former chairs Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke participate in a panel discussion at the American Economic Association conference on Jan. 4 in Atlanta.
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As artificial intelligence is used more and more for things like employee recruiting, a look at potential bias

by Hannah Harris Green Jan 17, 2019
Recruiting companies are removing race and gender from résumés to eliminate bias.
Recruiting companies are removing race and gender from résumés to eliminate bias.
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Gender-specific toys mean more revenue for toy makers

by Erika Beras Nov 26, 2018
One growing trend in toy-buying is so-called gender-neutral playthings – toys that don’t reinforce gender stereotypes like trucks for boys or dolls for girls. But those stereotypes appear hard to shake for both toy makers and consumers. Click the audio…
A child rides a 'Morfboard Scoot & Skate' at a 'Dream Toys' event to unveil the top twelve toys this Christmas on November 14, 2018 in London, England. 
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The power of a voice in transition

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Aug 16, 2018
When Thomas Page McBee started transitioning and taking testosterone, he didn’t just notice a difference in his vocal range. He also started tracking how people responded.
Thomas Page McBee and his book.
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Who’s the boss? Majority of Americans (finally) don’t care if their boss is a man or a woman

by Jana Kasperkevic Nov 17, 2017
Women are less likely to prefer male bosses than before.
(L to R) Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, Larry Page, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (parent company of Google), Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, Vice President Mike Pence listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of technology executives at Trump Tower on December 2016 in New York City.
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Where are all the women in economics?

by Marketplace Contributor Oct 10, 2017
Only 15 percent of tenured faculty in economics are women — worse than in STEM fields. Why?
Clara Starrsjö is a second-year economics student at Cambridge University.
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The costs of allowing transgender people in the military are not "tremendous"

by Janet Nguyen Jul 26, 2017
President Trump said he would ban transgender people from the military.
A view of the Pentagon.
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