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Japan’s ticking demographic time bomb

Insufficient gender equality lead to Japan’s fertility levels being way beyond replacement level. In Japan, it is more or less impossible for women to combine a professional career with having children. This will harm the socioeconomic equilibrium of the country. … Continue reading

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Early child care – an effective instrument to reduce inequalities

It’s a grim fact of life in the United States: Children born into poor families are sicker and die earlier than their well-off counterparts, particularly from obesity-related diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Now, new data from a famous … Continue reading

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The More Women Work, The More Babies They Have

A French study by Angela Luci and Olivier Thévenon, cited in several national and international journals, shows that the OECD countries with the most working women have higher fertility rates. The fact that overall birth rates have somewhat risen in … Continue reading

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UK budget cuts hit women more than men

According to research by the House of Commons library, measures announced in the comprehensive spending review in the UK will hit women twice as hard as men. Yvette Cooper, the shadow foreign secretary and shadow minister for equalities, says that … Continue reading

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