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Not enough big men on campus?

According to this WaTi article, there’s a growing gap between the numbers of men and women receiving bachelor’s degrees. Female degree recipients outnumber their male counterparts by about 200,000 now, increasing to 300,000 in less than a decade.

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Before men panic, they should examine the distribution of majors/fields. Women are disproportionately concentrated in education, law, social science, and humanities...and to a lesser degree in biomedical science. In the "hard sciences," women are still pretty scarce. And it’s probably true that lots of men select viable careers in the "old" economy (e.g., plumbing, UPS delivery) that pay very well indeed. While it’s true that college graduates earn more on average, many old-style masculine careers still pay top wages. Why waste time sitting in college classrooms with a bunch of ninnyhammers learning crap that can’t help you?

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