Tagged: income

Marriage, kids, and the wage gap - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Mar 11, 2017

The career dynamics of the gender gap for graduates of the Chicago Business School, as studied by Bertrand, Goldin, and Katz (2010), illustrate a common pattern. While women and men start their careers with similar earnings, a substantial gap arises over time, and the arrival of children is a major concurrent factor in the rising earnings gap. At least in … Read More

Obesity and Income - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Oct 05, 2015

If we’re tallying the social costs of obesity, what should we make of this one? Obese men make more money than their slimmer counterparts, according to new research from the University of Otago’s Christchurch Health and Development Study (CHDS).The opposite can be said for women, with obese or overweight women earning less than women of average weight. They were … Read More

Does change in income and deprivation change your smoking risk? Yes, but in different directions. - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 12, 2013

Professor Tony Blakely Everyone knows that lower socioeconomic groups are more likely to smoke.  But why?  Is it because of things like less education or more deprivation actually causing you to smoke?  Or is it other correlated things like personality?  … Continue reading → … Read More

Will students learn? - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Jan 24, 2013

A couple of days ago, the Government launched a new website that allows students to compare potential earnings from different university degrees. The Government said it would be a great source of information for students. Student representatives replied that it didn’t tell them anything new. A word about methodology — this data was made possible [...] … Read More

Prince or pauper? Tell Nature what you earn - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 23, 2010

In a recent post about Google search suggestions for questions about scientists, I noted that one question that recurred as you tried different disciplines was how much people in that field earned. Nature are now running the 2010 edition of their international survey on science-related jobs and incomes. Let ’em know if you’re prince … Read More