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The OECD is the club of rich countries. The US women’s labour participation rate is above the OECD average. Women in the US are less likely to work…..

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  1. There need only be 1 other rich country with a greater proportion of women in employment for the statement to be true.

  2. Does Turkey count as a rich country? It makes you wonder whether the “emerging markets” classification makes any sense…. Along with loads of other anomalies

  3. It’s interesting to see the Baltic states called rich countries. If they are so rich, why are so many of their highly qualified graduates waiting on tables in London?

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  5. ‘Women are less likely to work in the United States.’

    Uhh . . . okay. Is this good or bad? And why should anyone care?

  6. Gamecock,

    Indeed.

    Mrs BiND is currently captivated by a US cookery program called Pioneer Woman. I know its TV and hammed up a bit but its quite nice to see a woman who takes obvious pride in providing a good healthy meal for her family.

    I’ve said it before on here and when I mention it elsewhere I get chastised, but there has been a big downside to all women going to work. The median house price is now 2.5(ish) times median household income instead of being 2.5(ish) times one persons median income. Now all women have to go to work and have careers, whether they want to or not. This isn’t good for family life.

  7. The bizarre part of that “right to buy” story is that council tennants could have the sort of cash or credit to buy flats worth £900k. Isn’t council housing supposed to be for those who are priced out of the private market, a social safety net?

    I know there are plenty of Labour MPs and Union leaders abusing the service, but they can’t be that many in the general scheme of things.

  8. Fewer women have to work in the USA than in many comparable countries. What a tragedy for them!

    We demand they become wage slaves in a cubicle RIGHT NOW!

  9. If either my wife or myself earned enough individually, one of us would possibly stop going to work. The thing is, I am the one who likes to cook and shop and do household maintenance tasks, so it would probably be me.

  10. “The bizarre part of that “right to buy” story is that council tennants could have the sort of cash or credit to buy flats worth £900k”

    Well its not £900k is it, as he was only able to get a mortgage for £237k. He couldn’t have afforded the full price. But the point is still valid – he was paying rent of £125/wk (£540/month in London!) but is now able to afford the repayments of £1800/month and presumably had the deposit of £25k ish to put down as well. So was not exactly in need of social housing at all.

    Something doesn’t add up about this story though – he’s a security guard, but can afford £1800/month in mortgage. What are security guards paid in London?

  11. “I’ve said it before on here and when I mention it elsewhere I get chastised, but there has been a big downside to all women going to work. The median house price is now 2.5(ish) times median household income instead of being 2.5(ish) times one persons median income. Now all women have to go to work and have careers, whether they want to or not. This isn’t good for family life.”

    You do that before the kids arrive.You both work, you get the mortgage, work a few years, save some money and then have the kids. They can’t take your mortgage off you.

    What’s routinely ignored about women going to work is the costs of working. Childcare, 2nd car (the wife is going to want something new and shiny for some reason), wardrobe for work (women spend a small fortune on this), that you’ll have more takeaways and dinners out because the wife is tired. Shopping will be inefficient because the wife can’t spot deals.

    My wife didn’t work because it wasn’t worth it. Deduct childcare and she would have earned £1.50/hr. Might as well be at home.

    And a lot of this is just so people can own more useless, expensive shit like shiny cars and to go on long haul holidays to show off to their friends. What your kids want is you kicking a ball around or baking caes with them.

  12. Well its not £900k is it

    True. With the ‘discount’ for right to buy its probably around £700,000, still a colossal amount. It would be odd if a council tenant had the proceeds from a previous sale to form the bulk of the price, as it would mean they sold a house then became a council tenant for a few years, which is a bit weird. A big inheritance would help, I suppose.

  13. @Jim February 17, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Para 2 – +1

    Para 3 – overtime/two jobs?

    If I sold my house below value doubt I could force buyer to pay more after contract signed. This is all powerful state abuse.

  14. @ Jim
    Security guards often work long shifts from when the staff go home until they come to work in the morning; night-time rates. So £25k for someone with his experience is the average, including day shifts that are just being there so no-one tries it on, more if he’s working night shift and there is real danger. £1,800 per month mortgage is still too steep unless his wife is earning decent money

  15. No-one has yet taken the graph’s headline literally as it deserves – too many women in the USA do no work at all (whether or not they are paid). Democrat female politicians tend to hire illegal immigrants to do their housework while they spout nonsense about their imaginary hardships as women.

  16. The chart shows 2016 data – the employment rate may have gone up since.
    What is the employment rate for men for the same period?
    Has there been any attempt to find out why the chart looks like it does; i.e.; do women choose part time work more or less often, what choices do they make and why (maybe they are richer and don’t want to work?).

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