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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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For Equal Pay Day (Apr. 2): Evidence of employers paying women 20% less than men for the same work is as elusive as Bigfoot sightings – Publications – AEI

AEI For Equal Pay Day (Apr. 2): Evidence of employers paying women 20% less than men for the same work is as elusive as Bigfoot sightings This week gender activists and feminist organizations like the American Association of  University Women will be promoting “Equal Pay Day” on Tuesday, April 2 and this is an update of my “Bigfoot” post from a year ago to help counteract some of questionable statistics and mythology that get recycled every year in early April about...

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Can the University of California bar males from presenting research at a biology conference? – Publications – AEI

AEI Can the University of California bar males from presenting research at a biology conference? That’s the question James Freeman asks in his Wall Street Journal column today “No Men Allowed“: Next week the University of California, San Diego’s prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography is the location for an intriguing academic conference. It’s devoted to the microorganisms that exist on and within all of us. But participation by a much larger type of organism will...

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Will 2019 be the year that colleges and universities stop openly discriminating against men, 47 years after Title IX? – Publications – AEI

AEI Will 2019 be the year that colleges and universities stop openly discriminating against men, 47 years after Title IX? Here’s some history of the federal civil rights legislation known as Title IX: Title IX was enacted as a follow-up to passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 1964 Act was passed to end discrimination in various fields based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in the areas of employment and public accommodation. The 1964 Act did not prohibit sex...

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More on my efforts to advance true ‘civil rights for all’ in higher education, not just some – Publications – AEI

AEI More on my efforts to advance true ‘civil rights for all’ in higher education, not just some Some excerpts from an editorial in today’s Detroit News by Ingrid Jacques, the paper’s deputy editorial page editor and columnist — “Men face discrimination on campus“: A Michigan university professor is on a mission to fight campus discrimination. Against men. You heard that right. And he’s using Title IX, the 1972 law that bans sex discrimination at...

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Successful Title IX complaint forces Tulane University to end gender discrimination – Publications – AEI

AEI Successful Title IX complaint forces Tulane University to end gender discrimination From the PJMedia article “Female Lawyer Gets Tulane University to Stop Discriminating Against Men” by Toni Airaksinen: Tulane University has agreed to stop financially discriminating against male students in an unprecedented response to a Title IX complaint made against the school. As PJ Media initially reported, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) launched an...

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‘Equal Pay Day’ this year was April 10 — the next ‘Equal Occupational Fatality Day’ will be on May 3, 2029 – Publications – AEI

AEI ‘Equal Pay Day’ this year was April 10 — the next ‘Equal Occupational Fatality Day’ will be on May 3, 2029 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” fell this year on April 10, and allegedly represents how far into 2018 women will have to continue working to earn the same income that the men earned in 2017, supposedly for doing the same job. Inspired...

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The best sentence I heard today…. – Publications – AEI

AEI The best sentence I heard today…. …. is from Camile Paglia’s lecture below at about 4:00: There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper. Here’s what she says right before that, for context: On the intelligence spectrum, it’s been shown again and again that women occupy the great middle of the IQ spectrum. But with men you have them turning up at the opposite extremes. You have male geniuses and you have male psychotics. That’s why one of my...

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The declining female share of computer science degrees from 28% to 18% – a failed effort in social engineering? – Publications – AEI

AEI The declining female share of computer science degrees from 28% to 18% – a failed effort in social engineering? Do a Google search for “Girls Code” and you’ll find nearly half a million results for girls coding clubs (Black Girls Code, Latina Girls Code, Girls Who Code), girls summer code camps and programs, and news reports of corporations contributing millions of dollars to girls code initiatives, etc. Do a more narrow search for “Girls Code Camp”...

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