Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A Questionable Report

Christina Hoff Sommers takes on the recent report regarding boys and finds it unpersuasive:

Today, for every 100 women who earn a bachelor's degree, just 73 men get one. Not to worry, says Ms. Mead. It is actually good news for young men, because more of them are going to college today than did in the '70s and '80s. By this reasoning, we need not worry about the relatively low wages of women compared to men, since in "absolute terms" women are doing better than in the past. Would the policy analysts at Education Sector welcome the view that when it comes to a wage gap, it’s not bad news about women doing worse; it’s just good news about men doing better?

[HT: RealClearPolitics ]

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