Equality for Women

Well, obviously, the good news is that we’ve had a lot more women coming into the workforce. If you think about the United States in the 1950s and even since World War II, a lot of women were absorbed into the economy as workers. So the whole economy has benefited considerably, not just from the advent of technology, but also from the changing demographics of women in the workforce. If you look across the world right now, even in Africa, we have two female presidents, very senior policymakers, and not just in Africa, either. Really, across the world, we’ve seen women’s aspirations and opportunities expand quite considerably.

Nevertheless, because women tend to be the homemaker and, increasingly, primary income earners in the household too, the income-inequality issue takes on even more importance. One of the common statistics is that women are earning a fraction of the income on the men’s dollar.

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