There were some dimwits here and there around the country who decided to make their own power on Friday, as part of a “rolling blackouts” protest. Unfortunately for them, they quickly discovered that life without electricity is actually inconvenient… and dark.
Many people who lived through the outage say that they enjoyed it. “I went to talk on the phone with my dad for two hours, and the battery on my cell phone lasted all night,” said Sam Smith, a junior at Washington State University. “I know that I have a lot of dead batteries lying around here somewhere.”
The outage did offer many benefits to society, however. The temporary power shortage produced a number of interesting side effects, including:
-People were forced to talk to their neighbors.
-Miscellaneous acts of violence decreased dramatically.
-Many people found themselves free from the bondage of television for a few hours.
-Since electronic devices didn’t work properly, factories shut down and people had to socialize with each other more
The economy benefits when women work in jobs traditionally held by men. When women take up jobs such as construction work, it has the following effects:
1) There is less of a strain on the welfare system
2) It boosts tax revenue and therefore public funds for schools and hospitals. For example: When a woman is the sole breadwinner for a family, there are fewer taxes taken from her paycheck, and when she pays more in taxes, it’s good for the economy.
3) More women in male jobs means lower wages
4) The labor supply of men increases
5) There is an economic benefit to having a larger labor pool
6) Increases in the availability of childcare services have a positive effect on participation in the workforce.
7) On average, women require less pay than men but they also tend to work fewer hours (true for most jobs). Since their wages are lower, it decreases the cost of doing business and therefore helps our economy.
8) When women work in male-dominated jobs it has positive effects on the family. Reference: “The Effects of Women in Male- Dominated Jobs.” The Effects of Women in Male-Dominated Jobs . Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
guess what it grows the economy!
It seems like the economy benefits from women working in male dominated jobs. Women not only help with taxes, but they are also less expensive to hire. This helps our economy grow. Reference: “The Effects of Women in Male- Dominated Jobs.” The Effects of Women in Male-Dominated Jobs . Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
The economy grows when women work in typically male jobs. For example, when a woman becomes an engineer, there are many positive effects that happen to the economy. First of all, due to the family unit being connected more with one income instead of two, the government has less strain on their budget because they are not paying out as much money in welfare. Also, women contribute more to taxes on average than men, simply because they make less money (on average). Therefore, an increase in female engineers means more tax revenue. Finally, when there is a larger labor pool for businesses to choose from, they are able to hire the best person for their job without paying as much. This decreases the cost of doing business which is always a positive.
It seems as if the economy is very positive when women work as engineers, but whether it’s a good or bad time for women to work in male dominated jobs is up for debate. One example is that children are less attached to their mothers which can affect the family unit, but it also allows the woman to receive more education and move up in her career.