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July 04, 2010

Female British Grads Faring Better than Male Grads

Hadn't run across this one before -- among university graduates there are gender lines regarding who's getting work, with the lazier males falling behind the women. Still, when men land work their pay is higher.

July 02, 2010

Why Men Need Those Degrees

I remain baffled by the persistent argument that college isn't that necessary -- an argument always made by someone who made sure his sons graduated from a superb college. This New York Times article lays it out: here's the current state of manufacturing jobs that are available.

June 29, 2010

Women as Entrepreneurs

Any discussion of why college gender gaps matter, or don't matter, has to include two considerations: the low percentages of women in some hard sciences and the paucity of women emerging as business risk takers. Both those considerations make a difference in this country's economic competitiveness. ...

June 15, 2010

Don't Need College?

That's the argument of some who say there's no need to worry about the gender mismatches on college campuses. Not true, according to this report from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Look at the shift in B.A.-required jobs from 1973 to 2018, a rise from 9 percent to 23 pe...

June 13, 2010

Reason for Hope?

I'll believe that we no longer have to worry about women avoiding tech careers when I see those Silicon Valley cubicles for code writers stuffed with women. Still, this article about female web entrepreneurs is hopeful.

June 10, 2010

The Atlantic Weighs in on the Gender Gap

In The End of Men, Hanna Rosin lays out the international case for why parents, societies and businesses are favoring women. Simply put, in a postindustrial society women make a better fit. When parents practice sex selection, they chose girls, not boys. Given yesterday's primary news, where women ...

May 02, 2010

Males and the Great Recession

Thanks for Scott Steinbrecher for passing along this analysis of economic trends which deals with the special impact on males -- especially males lacking a college degree. Sound familiar?

March 09, 2010

Policy Changes Driven by Gender Changes

Center for American Progress releases a report on the policy changes needed by the surge in the numbers of working women. Today, women make up half the workforce. In two thirds of all families, women are either the primary or co-breadwinners. Traditional families, those with the man as the only br...

February 15, 2010

Expect To See More of This Story

Okay, maybe the commentary here saying that women dominating the news business has altered coverage is thin, but it's early in the process. Expect more on this topic in the coming years. I come from the MSM newspaper business, and I've seen it become more feminized every year. My book, Why Boys Fail...

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