Saturday, May 28, 2005

Statistics and What Women Want

An analysis from a stat blog on the most-emailed article in the NYT, "What Women Want"

The NYT article discusses a working paper by Muriel Niederle and Lise Vesterlund, economists who propose another theory for why women are not in top-paying jobs -- women are less competitive than men.

The statistics blog author questions the validity of the methodology of the experiment:

For the results of the experiment to be meaningful, you'd want to start with men and women who, aside from the gender difference, are pretty similar; otherwise, something besides gender might explain the women's lower participation in the tournament.

Pretty interesting stuff!

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