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Entries by Philip N. Cohen from 02/2010

Devaluing and Revaluing Women's Work

| Posted 02.01.2010 | Business

A recent study of 50 years of Census data argues that women earn less money than men not just due to pay discrimination, but also because "women's work" is socially and politically devalued.

Who Knows? Black HIV/AIDS Day

| Posted 02.05.2010 | Healthy Living

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day highlights the virus' prevalence among Blacks, who account for a shocking 46% of HIV cases despite comprising just 12% of the general population.

Is There a Plague in Mexico City?

| Posted 02.08.2010 | Politics

Opponents of the soon to be enacted gay marriage law see themselves as fighting a rising tide of rights, following Mexico City's legalization of early abortions in 2007.

Inheriting Inequality in the UK

| Posted 02.10.2010 | World

Who knew? In the UK, where there is something called the "Government Equalities Office" dedicated to putting equality at the heart of government. Somehow, though, the UK still has a lot of inequality.

Like Father, Like Son

| Posted 02.16.2010 | Healthy Living

The tendency of sons to have similar earnings to their fathers' is stronger in the U.S., Great Britain, and Italy than in nine other rich countries.

Women In Charge at Xerox

| Posted 02.21.2010 | Business

Those who have rigorously studied corporate diversity programs report mixed success at best, at least when it comes to diversifying management, although there is always something to cheer for.

What For Sterilization Victims?

| Posted 02.28.2010 | Politics

North Carolina has named an executive director of the N. C. Justice for Victims of Sterilization Foundation, Charmaine Fuller Cooper. Upon her nominat...