Monday, September 03, 2007

Ignore your sociology professor who comments on blogs: A sociologist commented in an earlier post that married women are, on average, more likely to be depressed than unmarried women. I'm not sure if he means never-married women or all unmarried women of all types, but either way the General Social Survey says he's wrong. Here are the percent of women by marital status who felt depressed in the past 30 days, either some, a good bit of, most, or all of the time:


Percent of women feeling depressed

Married 26.6
Never married 33.2
Separated 58.9
Divorced 23.7
Widowed 45.0

Here we have another sociologist rattling off facts that make marriage look bad that are false. I can understand how a discipline could get wrong results because of study flaws, but isn't it funny how errors always somehow support the liberal/feminist view?

6 comments:

Peter said...

Interesting to see that the lowest rate of all is for divorced women.

Marc said...

Ok, I know this is somewhat off-topic, but can I vent?

My friend just took a sociology class at community college. Her sociology professor informed the class that there is no nature, everything is nurture. We even learn to cry.

My friend is an intelligent woman. She said she wanted to point out that the first thing a baby does when it comes out of the womb is cry. But why compromise her grade?

How can people still believe, let alone teach, this nonsense?

roissy said...

someone like that should be shamed out of his/her job. but it will never happen because academia has become a religious cult.

fwood1 said...

Is sociology the most left/liberal field in academia? Have studies been done on this, say, the sociology of sociology?

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