Dr Alice Evans and leading experts discuss growth, governance, & gender inequalities.
Alice is a Lecturer at King's College London, and Faculty Associate at the Harvard Kennedy School.
"Career & Family": Professor Claudia Goldin
Professor Claudia Goldin joins me to discuss "Career & Family: Women's Century-Long Journey Toward Equity".
Why do men dominate top jobs?
Is this due to women's choices or discrimination?
Why are there more women in management in the USA than Europe?
What would reduce the gender pay gap?
And so much more.
Professor Claudia Goldin: https://scholar.harvard.edu/goldin
Ten Thousand Years Of Patriarchy
This podcast offers some preliminary explorations of
The Neolithic Revolution
Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages
Pre-Colonial Matrilineal and Bilateral Societies
The Eurasian Divergence
Colonial Latin America
The Death of Matriliny
It is a work-in-progress. I still have so much to learn. Comments and criticism are very welcome!
Smash the Fraternity
Male bosses and male-dominated workplaces consistently fail to recognise and elevate female talent. Rewards and promotions go to those who put in long hours. Men can take advantage of this system because they are emancipated by women who continue to shoulder the burden of social reproduction at home. Thus the contemporary system of employment is predicated on the domestic gender division of labour. Entrenching their first mover advantage, the male nomenklatura tends to disregard women’s expertise and resist family-friendly reforms. So, if you really want to level the playing field, it’s time to smash the fraternity.
Full references here: https://www.draliceevans.com/post/smash-the-fraternity
Did Communism Smash the Patriarchy?
Wherever they ruled, communists engineered cultural change by dethroning religious authorities, educating women, and harnessing them as workhorses. Today, ex-communist countries lead the world for gender parity in education, employment, and management roles. Yet it is my contention that the status of women would have been higher without communism. To the extent that communism suffocated civil society, it choked off strong independent women’s movements and stifled further progress for women that did take place in western societies. One major exception is tribalised or Muslim societies, where female emancipation either would have been severely delayed or never would have happened without communism.
If you'd rather read or want the references, here's the blog link: https://www.draliceevans.com/post/did-communism-smash-the-patriarchy
What's Spain's Feminist Secret?
Female employment and political representation have skyrocketed in Iberia. Pioneering the world's first majority-female cabinet, Spain is now the 14th most gender equal country. Italy lags behind, notwithstanding similar economies, climate, legacies of latifundia, and Catholic heritage.
What is Spain's feminist secret?
Is xenophobia fuelling female empowerment in the Gulf?
The Middle East is renowned for female seclusion, cousin marriage, and discriminatory family laws. Gulf countries are especially conservative, but have actually seen the world’s greatest leap in female employment.
Why is this?