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Women earned majority of doctoral degrees in 2015 for 7th straight year and outnumber men in grad school 134 to 100

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) released its annual report today on US graduate school enrollment and degrees for 2015 and here are some of the more interesting findings in this year’s report: For the seventh year in a row, women earned a majority of doctoral degrees awarded at US universities in 2015. Of the 76,240 doctoral degrees awarded in 2015 (Table B.25), women earned 38,933 of those degrees and 51.8% of the total, compared to 36,296 degrees awarded to men who earned 48.2% of...

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No surprise here: New study finds gender differences in preferences for higher earnings vs. other job attributes

Who-d a Thunk It? Men and women display differences in preferences when it comes to job attributes and career choices?I think we knew that already, but that’s the main conclusion of some interesting new research that investigates gender differences in preferences for higher monetary earnings versus other non-wage job attributes by estimating how men and women differ in their “willingness-to-pay” with lower earnings for: a) more job security, b) greater workplace hours...

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2015 SAT test results confirm pattern that’s persisted for 40+ years — high school boys are better at math than girls

The College Board released its 2015 SAT college-entrance test results this week, and the overall results were somewhat disappointing (“ugly” according to AEI’s Rick Hess’s article below), see Washington Post article “SAT scores at lowest level in 10 years, fueling worries about high school” and the National Review article “The New SAT Results Aren’t Pretty,” by AEI scholar Rick Hess, who points out that the “scores on the SAT have sunk to...

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