Saturday, January 31, 2015

Philip Greenspun asks if "Gender equity should be measured by consumption, not income?"

Philip Greenspun on his blog asks if Gender equity should be measured by consumption, not income?  As usual Greenspun is thought provoking. His basic premise is that statistics on how much money you earn is not directly related to how much money you have available to spend. Receiving alimony, child support, gifts or having off-books income all tend to make it seem that you are less wealthy than you really are compared to just looking at income. This is true whether you are a man or woman but the reality today is that women are more likely to have greater money to spend relative to their income than men, although it does work both ways.

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