Friday, December 09, 2005

Long Live the Blog and How Early Motherhood Causes Lower Wages

First, I'd like to thank everyone for not abandoning the blog, even though, this is what, in effect, I've done. However, I hope that we can continue - I love our discussions.

Rebecca, your story is priceless. I love it, especially the ending where Adam didn't even know you had an iron. My mom, on a recent visit, also asked me where the iron and the ironing board was, I gave her my stock reply - ask Scott. I later found some ironed clothes, so I assume Scott was able to help her out.

Now, to the second part of the post. It seems that an economics professor has established that, for women in their 20s, having a first child a year later will increase the lifetime earnings by 10%. Wow. My question is (tongue-in-cheek, of course), does that also hold true for men?

Here's the article:
http://www.slate.com/id/2131645/

As always, comments and thoughts are welcome. Again, thanks for sticking with the blog. I really appreciate it.