Source: Economist, Vol. 394 no. 8663, January 2, 2009
The rich world’s quiet revolution: women are gradually taking over the workplace.
At a time when the world is short of causes for celebration, here is a candidate: within the next few months women will cross the 50% threshold and become the majority of the American workforce. Women already make up the majority of university graduates in the OECD countries and the majority of professional workers in several rich countries, including the United States. Women run many of the world’s great companies, from PepsiCo in America to Areva in France.