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On Father’s Day, let’s debunk the myth of the lazy father and thank dads for their hard work – Publications – AEI

AEI On Father’s Day, let’s debunk the myth of the lazy father and thank dads for their hard work From the opening of a recent study by Robert VerBruggen “The Myth of the ‘Lazy’ Father” (bold added) for the Institute for Family Studies: You’ve probably heard a lot of complaints about dads over the past few years. We fathers are not pulling our weight around the house. Poor Mom is stuck working a “second shift,” doing more than her share of household chores even after a full...

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Animated charts of the day: Female share of US bachelor’s degrees, 1971 to 2017 – Publications – AEI

AEI Animated charts of the day: Female share of US bachelor’s degrees, 1971 to 2017 Here are two more animated “bar chart race” visualizations of the female share of US bachelor’s degrees by 17 major fields of study from 1971 to 2017 (and from 1997 to 2017) according to data the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Here are a few takeaways: 1. What I think is most remarkable about the trends in the top visualization, with a few exceptions...

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The dangerous doctrine of equity – Publications – AEI

AEI The dangerous doctrine of equity From Jordan Peterson’s article in the National Post “When the left goes too far — the dangerous doctrine of equity“: The mantra of Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity (DIE) perhaps constitutes the primary identifying factor of the tiny minority of radical collectivist ideologues that nonetheless have come to dominate the humanities and social sciences in Western universities (and, increasingly, the HR departments of corporations). Of these...

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Chart of the Day: Female shares of BA degrees by major, 1971 to 2017 – Publications – AEI

AEI Chart of the Day: Female shares of BA degrees by major, 1971 to 2017 The chart above displays the female shares of US bachelor’s degrees annually from 1971 to 2017 for the 16 major academic fields according to data the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. A few observations and comments: 1. In 2017, women earned 61% or more of the bachelor’s degrees in 9 out of the 16 academic fields: Health Professions (84.1% and the greatest gender...

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For every 100 young women….. – Publications – AEI

AEI For every 100 young women….. From the BLS report last week “College Enrollment and Work Activity of High School Graduates“: 1. Labor force status of 2018 high school graduates For every 100 women enrolled in college, there are 95 men. For every 100 women not enrolled in college, there are 117 men. 2. Labor force status of persons 16 to 24 years old For every 100 women enrolled in college, there are 85 men. For every 100 women not enrolled in school, there are 109...

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2019 Update: “For every 100 girls….” Part III – Publications – AEI

AEI 2019 Update: “For every 100 girls….” Part III Here’s Part III of “For every 100 girls….”, see Part I here and Part II here. 6. Other Indicators (16) For every 100 women who are homeless there are 154 men. Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development For every 100 women who are homeless and unsheltered there are 242 men. Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development For every 100 women who die by opioid overdose, 212 men die. Source: Kaiser Family...

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2019 Update: “For every 100 girls…..” Part II – Publications – AEI

AEI 2019 Update: “For every 100 girls…..” Part II Here’s Part II of “For every 100 girls….”, see Part I here. 3. K-12 Education (11) For every 100 girls who repeat kindergarten 145 boys repeat kindergarten. Source: National Center for Education Statistics For every 100 girls whose entry into kindergarten is delayed 139 boys are delayed. Source: National Center for Education Statistics For every 100 girls suspended from public elementary and secondary schools 240 boys...

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2019 Update: “For every 100 girls…..” Part I – Publications – AEI

AEI 2019 Update: “For every 100 girls…..” Part I In 2011, Thomas G. Mortenson, senior scholar at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education in Washington, D.C. and independent higher education policy analyst, put together and published the 100+ item list “For Every 100 Girls….” on Education Week. In an email, Tom  explained to me that “At the time I wrote it initially I was hearing and reading that boys were no different than...

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The gender pay gap for Uber drivers can be completely explained by three factors, and not discrimination – Publications – AEI

AEI The gender pay gap for Uber drivers can be completely explained by three factors, and not discrimination In February 2019 I wrote a CD post “New research on nearly 2 million Uber drivers finds a gender earnings gap of 7% even in the complete absence of gender discrimination” based on the NBER research study “The Gender Earnings Gap in the Gig Economy: Evidence from over a Million Rideshare Drivers.” My conclusion to that post: We’re just several months away from...

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‘Equal Pay Day’ this year is April 2 — the next ‘Equal Occupational Fatality Day’ is on May 3, 2030 – Publications – AEI

AEI ‘Equal Pay Day’ this year is April 2 — the next ‘Equal Occupational Fatality Day’ is on May 3, 2030 Every year the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) publicizes “Equal Pay Day” to bring public attention to the gender earnings gap. According to the NCPE, “Equal Pay Day” falls this year on Tuesday, April 2 based on an approximate 20% difference in unadjusted, raw median annual earnings according to either Census Bureau or BLS data, and therefore allegedly represents how far...

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