Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Auto Bailout, from a Gender Perspective

Amy Siskind has this to say about the auto bailout:

Pew Research recently reported that in 43% of all U.S. homes, women make more of the decisions on household finances (men make more in 26%, and in 31% of homes it is equal). Why then is it that our automotive committee is composed of 21 senators, 20 of which are male. So while 43% of women make the decisions at home, 5% of our Senate Banking Committee is composed of women?

She makes a darn good point.

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