Jessica Lahey on Parenting & Addiction

The Tim Ferriss Show | 9 December 2021 | 1h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Jessica Lahey about her books The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. Discusses parenting, her journey to sobriety, and writing.

The Economist’s Guide to Parenting: 10 Years Later

Freakonomics Radio | 21 October 2021 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Ten years ago Freakonomics asked a bunch of economists with young kids how they approached child-rearing (episode 39). This episode checks in with the children about their parents. It’s hilarious, covering nature versus nurture, capitalism versus Marxism, and why you sometimes don’t tell your friends that your father is an economist.

Claudia Goldin on the Economics of Inequality

Conversations with Tyler | 6 October 2021 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Claudia Goldin discussing the US gender earnings gap, what’s behind falling marriage rates for those without a college degree, why the wage gap flips for Black women versus Black men, theoretical approaches for modeling intersectionality, gender ratios in economics, why she’s skeptical about happiness research, how the New York Times wedding announcement page has evolved, the problems with for-profit education, the value of an Ivy League degree, whether a Coasian solution existed to prevent the Civil War, which Americans were most likely to be anti-immigrant in the 1920s, her forthcoming work on Lanham schools, and more.

“Career & Family”: Professor Claudia Goldin

Rocking Our Priors | 15 October 2021 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Claudia Goldin about her book Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity. Discusses why men dominate business leadership, the role of testosterone, preferences versus discrimination, why there are more women in management in the USA than Europe, what would reduce the gender pay gap, and more.

Yesterday’s podcast with Claudia Golding is an excellent introduction to her book Career and Family. Today’s drills into the issues and compares across countries. Tomorrow’s discusses Goldin’s wider body of work.

I recommend Alice Evan’s blog for more on this topic. To be wowed, start with Why are North and South India so different on gender?

Claudia Goldin, “Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity”

New Books in Economics | 15 October 2021 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Claudia Goldin about her book Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity. Traces how generations of women responded to the problem of balancing career and family as the twentieth century experienced a sea change in gender equality, revealing why true equity for dual-career couples remains frustratingly out of reach. Describes the trade-off between flexibility and “greedy” jobs that reward family-unfriendly hours.

Emily Oster on The Family Firm

The Economist Asks | 5 August 2021 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Emily Oster about her book The Family Firm. Discusses applying data and economic thinking to take the stress out of raising children. Also discusses the backlash to her advocacy of re-opening schools during the covid-19 pandemic and what damage a year out of the classroom means for pupils.

Sarah Fitz-Claridge – Taking Children Seriously

The Lunar Society | 4 June 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sarah Fitz-Claridge about Taking Children Seriously – the philosophy that advocates that it is possible and desirable to raise and educate children without coercion, never doing anything to them against their will or making them do anything against their will.

Honey, Income Inequality Led Me to Overwork the Kids

Innovation Hub | 29 Nvember 2019| 0h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matthias Doepke about his book Love, Money and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids, co-authored with Fabrizio Zilibotti. We tend to assume that parenting is all about culture and that parents from different countries or backgrounds parent differently because of those different backgrounds with varied religious, political, and geographical traditions. Argues that economics is the real driver of parenting approaches and sets out the evidence that differences in income inequality largely shape how we raise our children.