Sunday, September 28, 2008

Women and the GOP

On September 16, 2008, Dr. Laura Schlessinger wrote a post on her blog entitled "Do Women Fare Better With The GOP?".  I thought it was an excellent observation!

"Barack Obama and Joseph Biden are both fishing for the women’s vote - especially disenchanted Hillary Clinton feminists. Biden has insisted that Republicans, including Sarah Palin, represent a step backwards for women.

But when you look at the labor market data from the Census Bureau (as Professor Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago has in a new study), to figure out “the amount and reasons for women’s progress in the labor market since the 1960s” something very interesting is revealed. (Wall Street Journal 9/12/08).

In 1988, the last full year of Republican Ronald Reagan’s administration, wage growth for women working full-time throughout the year improved by 8.3% from the end of the Democratic administration of Jimmy Carter. “Johnson, Carter, and Clinton were all Democrats, yet none of them witnessed much labor-market progress for women during their administrations: eight years of Reagan, four years of George H.W. Bush, and six years of George W. Bush.” The Nixon-Ford administrations were the only Republican administrations that didn’t make it to this list of forward momentum for women.

In the Quarterly Journal of Economics, August, 2008, Professor Mulligan and Yona Rubenstein (from Brown University) calculated the statistics that showed women’s annual wage growth relative to men’s:

Under Republican administrations, women’s annual wage growth relative to men was .0.87% under George W. Bush, 1.4% under George H.W. Bush, and 1.6% under Ronald Reagan. Under Democratic administrations, women fared less well. Their annual wage growth relative to men was 0.21% under Bill Clinton, 0.04% under Jimmy Carter, and minus 1% under Lyndon Johnson.

I like that color lipstick, especially if the kids are grown or Daddy is home with the kidlets."


Anonymous said...

What are your reasons for believing that Mrs. Palin is qualified for the job of a president?

Tami said...

In case, Anonymous, you haven't heard...Governor Palin is running for VICE President. She is more than qualified for that position, and in fact has more qualifications than Barack Obama has to be President. I will not list them here because they are listed elsewhere in the blog. If you wish to visit here, feel free to look them up yourself.

Mattie Matt said...

The Vice President must be absolutely ready at a moments notice to take over the job and associated responsibilities of President of the most powerful country in the world. Sarah Palin, who has zero foreign policy experience, is not up to this challenge. Neither is Obama, with his short term as Senator. Simply put, neither party has a President/VP selection that has adequate amounts of experience to deal with problems around the world.