Who narrates the world?
Research has long demonstrated a gender gap in who writes and produces the news, but less is still known about how it has materialized online.
Norwegian women believe that there is still a lot to do, even though - with a strong political will and focused actions - they have achieved concrete results towards a greater presence of women at the top of research
Women, on average, have less trust in governments and less interest in politics than men. They do not join parties to the same extent as men, but they do participate in civic and associational life, and seem to prefer different channels in expressing their participation. How to improve their political engagement?
Fewer and fewer women on Wall Street. An article in The Atlantic has investigated the relationship between the crisis and women's leadership in high finance. Despite the female financial analysts are on average better than their male colleagues, the environment remains male-dominated.
A main obstacle to the analysis of gender wealth gaps in the empirical literature is the lack of comprehensive information at the individual level. Using data from Germany, we find clear empirical indications of a significant raw gender wealth gap of about 30,000€, which amounts to almost 50,000€ for partners in married couples
For the last three years, The OpEd Project has conducted a Byline Survey to get a sense of who is getting heard in public discourse. We are primarily interested in the ideas and the individuals that are driving resources and talent, public policy and opinion. In other words, we are interested in who narrates the world. On a practical level we are interested in commentary forums because they predict leadership and thought leadership at the highest levels in all fields. We see commentary as the beginning of a larger conversation about influence.
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