Topic: Statistics

Your 916-Page Vogue Issue Can Actually Be Used As An Economic Indicator

Your 916-Page Vogue Issue Can Actually Be Used As An Economic Indicator

Your giant ad-filled fashion magazines have just taken on another use besides coffee table fixture and paper weight. In a MarketWatch.com article today by Paul B. Farrell, the stand-out trend of the 21st Century was announced, declaring what Beyonce has been singing all along: “Who run the world? Girls.” According to the post, the stock market has a new bull-bear indication, the “Women’s Fashion Mag Ads Indicator,” which means that an increase in fashion magazine ads shows the industry’s confidence in America’s stock market and economy if it’s spending big bucks on promotion. More »

Black Women Value Careers And Wealth, According To Major New Survey

Black Women Value Careers And Wealth, According To Major New Survey

More than two thirds of black women say that having a successful career is very important to them, yet they also worry more about paying their bills and losing their jobs. That’s according to new nationwide survey of 800 black women conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Washington Post, which calls it “the most extensive exploration of the lives and views of African American women in decades.” Overall, it paints an encouraging, nuanced picture of black women in America. More »