August 2011

Who’s the Bottom Half Now?

Until not so long ago, many of the countries now known as the emerging markets were the world's economic laggards. We wonder: Which of these categories is the only one where the emerging market economies do not yet account for more than a 50% global share?

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Women in the Global Workforce

With India, China and other developing countries growing rapidly and becoming major players in the global economy, the last two decades have witnessed close to one billion people joining the global workforce. We wonder: How many women would be added to the world's labor force if the share of women who work equaled that of men?

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