Equity & Diversity Opinion

Women Passing Men in Advanced Degrees

By Richard Whitmire — April 20, 2010 1 min read
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This article from the Associated Press lays out the numbers. Census is usually a bit behind in the numbers -- this has been known for some time.

What’s interesting is the argument from NOW. Women flock to college because of pay discrimination? That’s a new explanation for the campus gender imbalances, and one worthy of a chuckle.

If that were true, women should have dominated colleges forty years ago when there was actual pay discrimination. These days, when economists say gender pay differences are rooted in very different choices men and women make in majors and career paths, the campus gender gaps should be easing.

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