Sunday, May 21, 2006

Who has the best respected jobs: men or women? How many years have we heard the bogus claim that women make less than men because of gender discrimination? Why have we never heard how men and women compare in terms of job prestige? A biased society might withhold lucrative jobs from people they dislike, but they would also deny positions of high status. According to the GSS, the prestige scores (ranging from 1-100) do not differ. For women, the average is 44.2, compared to 44.7 for men.

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