Category: Patricia Cortes

Why women’s education doesn’t always improve women’s equality

Quartz Patricia Cortes, Questrom School of Business Educated women in sexist nations are less likely to get married—and in a sad Catch-22, consequently are less likely to have children who can change their country’s attitudes… Expert quote: “When women start working, in places that are very sexist, men have a high cost to marrying.” View […]

A Conundrum for Saudis: Women at Work

New York Times (subscription required) Patricia Cortes, School of Management Claudia Goldin, a Harvard professor, is not just an expert on working women. As one of the nation’s most prominent economists, she also exemplifies the growing stature and independence of women in American society… Expert quote: “Changes in the labor market pushed changes in norms or beliefs.” […]