What Does Tyler Cowen Mean by Freely?
By David Henderson
In an otherwise good analysis of the split between work and leisure, Tyler Cowen writes:
Women are working far more than they once did, and probably more than they would choose to do, if they were able to balance their work and family lives freely.
He makes his point that women are working more. He doesn’t explain what he means by “freely.” Remember that he’s talking about American women here, not about women in Saudi Arabia. They enter relationships freely. How is their choice not a free choice?
HT2 Mark Thoma.