Category Archives: Gender

Costume drama: Two more duds

Some readers will be aware of my distaste for costume drama – films about the past without any serious effort to engage with the difference of the past. It’s a crime against Oscar Wilde’s great admonition to Bosie. Shallowness is … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Critique, Films and TV, Gender, History | 2 Comments

Vive la difference

Posted in Economics and public policy, Education, Gender | 2 Comments

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is constantly in the news these days which can lead to the impression that the problem is increasing. To the extent that scrutiny and public discussion shines light in dark places, we might have expected the real underlying … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, Gender, Politics - national, Uncategorized | 14 Comments

Australia: blokey from the get-go

It’s Raining Men! Hallelujah? Pauline Grosjean and Rose Khattar We document the implications of missing women in the short and long run. We exploit a natural historical experiment, which sent large numbers of male convicts and far fewer female convicts to … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, Gender, History | 15 Comments

Operation 2770: TACSI’s Family by Family expands to Mt Druitt

(For the full 27 minute video from which this 6 minute video has been extracted, click here.) Family by Family about which you’ve heard before is spreading its wings. We’ve started in Mt Druitt where we’ve scoped the program investigating how it should … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Critique, Economics and public policy, Gender, Health, Media, Parenting, Philosophy, Political theory, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Evening up rights: the rough with the smooth …

Suicide and Property Rights in India by Siwan Anderson, Garance Genicot  –  #19978 (DEV) This paper studies the impact of female property rights on male and female suicide rates in India. Using state level variation in legal changes to women’s property rights, we show that … Continue reading

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Memo to Annabel: It ain’t gonna happen

Annabel Crabb wants us to get real about women in politics. The current carry-on is “all very interesting and thought-provoking and no doubt useful to a certain degree” but there’s an elephant in the room: [F]or chicks, you can choose politics … Continue reading

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