Wednesday, May 20, 2009

We all do better when we all do better.

The Economix blog by the New York Times featured an intriguing post today on who exactly has benefited from women's progress.

To quote late Senator Paul Wellstone,
we all do better when we all do better.

Casey B. Mulligan raised some important points in her post, such as the job market is not a zero-sum game. "Employment gains for one group can create benefits for others." Also, job market gains for married women "can ease financial hardship from job losses by their husbands."

The Elder Economic Security Initiative is dedicated to improving the economic well being of all elders, with a special focus on the unique needs of elder women. To learn more about our efforts in Minnesota, visit the Wider Opportunities for Women website.

By Marie Nelson

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