Here are some new economic research findings of interest to feminists:
1. Access to abortion led to a significant drop in teenage motherhood - more so than access to the pill. Given that teen motherhood is associated with adverse social and economic effects, this provides a consequentialist argument for abortion.
2. The daughters of women who had feminist opinions in 1975 are more likely to have been to university and to work longer hours than the daughters of women with more traditional gender attitudes. In this sense, feminism is good for human capital accumulation and hence economic growth. However, this finding challenges Judith Rich Harris's claim that parents are less important than supposed.
3. "Over recent decades, countries with higher shares of women in parliament have had faster growing economies." This might be because a society which encourages women to become MPs is likely to be a society which tries to make more of its citizens' talents than societies hostile to womens' advancement.
4.Women do worse in wage negotiations than men.This suggests that some of the gender pay gap reflects gender differences in the ability to extract rents - a point which gets lost in the neoclassical fairy tale which assumes that people are paid their marginal product.
It's rather sad that it takes a sexist old dinosaur like me to point out things like this. But then, when feminists confine themselves to complaining about people being mentally ill, or whining about the frustrations of careerist egomaniacs, someone has to point to proper social science.