Research shows that Americans are working less than in 2007, just as the country entered the recession.
As a teaching assistant in the economics department at Columbia, I too inflated student grades, but for none of the suspected reasons. I just didn’t want to deal with all the complaining.
For working women, what’s the secret to higher earnings? Marry poor. A large and sustained drop in income is highly correlated with having children and a high-earning husband.