Thursday, July 5, 2018

What Degree You Get Matters

6/5/18 CNN:
Women hold nearly two-thirds of all student debt in the US, according to a report from the American Association of University Women, a group that advocates for equity and education for women and girls.
Part of the reason is that more women go to college. They represented 56% of students enrolled in the fall of 2016.
Kate over at Small Dead Animals has a very funny explanation for this:
If Women Ran The World
We’d all still live in caves, but with really, really expensive gender studies degrees.
I doubt that gender studies degrees are much of the cause.  I would be curious what the sex ratio is of undergraduate degrees.  Do women more often get degrees in psychology, art, history?  Those are bachelor's that seldom lead to good jobs without a graduate degree.  This will do.  STEM degrees for men 2014-15: 436,674; for women: 198,999.

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