Marketplace
Marketplace
May 19, 2021
How disaggregated data leads to better policy
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Economic policy doesn’t always tell the whole story. That’s why economists like Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, president of the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race, are pushing government agencies to disaggregate data by breaking it down into categories like race, gender and education level. On today’s show: How that data can create more equitable policy. Also, the semiconductor chip shortage is affecting household staples, a coalition of 200 businesses is trying to get women back into the workforce, and the rise of social trading apps.

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