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In a First, Women Surpass Men in Advanced Degrees
AP ^ | 2011-04-26

Posted on 04/26/2011 7:20:37 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (AP)—For the first time, American women have passed men in gaining advanced college degrees as well as bachelor's degrees, part of a trend that is helping redefine who goes off to work and who stays home with the kids.

Census figures released Tuesday highlight the latest education milestone for women, who began to exceed men in college enrollment in the early 1980s. The findings come amid record shares of women in the workplace and a steady decline in stay-at-home mothers.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: education; men; women; workforce

1 posted on 04/26/2011 7:20:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Yeah but MS/PhD degrees in Poetry, Makeup or Child Caring aren’t all that rigorous. /ducking


2 posted on 04/26/2011 7:22:50 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: rabscuttle385

When I was a kid, an “advanced degree” was an “advance degree”. An “advanced degree” isn’t once what it once was. Ask any employer. Education has been dumbed down to where a diploma is nothing more than a tuition receipt.


3 posted on 04/26/2011 7:23:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: rabscuttle385
The education establishment does not like men. It can be an uncomfortable environment for men, so it is not surprising that women collect more advanced degrees.
4 posted on 04/26/2011 7:24:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Drango

and a PHD usually don’t rebuild engines.


5 posted on 04/26/2011 7:26:11 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Drango
degrees in Poetry, Makeup or Child Caring aren’t all that rigorous

plus the degrees that end in the word "studies"

6 posted on 04/26/2011 7:31:09 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: rabscuttle385

A Masters in Mall Shopping isn’t worth anything these days (ducks)


7 posted on 04/26/2011 7:32:29 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Drango
According to the article women trail men in business science and engineering. Beyond that, it would be instructive to see a breakdown by academic major or oocupational category.

I recall when stay at home fathers first gained visibilty, probably over ten years ago. Feminists went berserrk, calling them "parasites who feed off women."

Cute eh.

8 posted on 04/26/2011 7:33:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Drango

Don’t duck. Stand there and say it. Advanced degrees in BS junk studies don’t solve one single problem in world.


9 posted on 04/26/2011 7:39:39 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sexism!

The feminists are going to be marching all over the place.

/sarc


10 posted on 04/26/2011 7:43:52 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: rabscuttle385
American women have passed men in gaining advanced college degrees as well as bachelor's degrees.

Except in the hard sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

11 posted on 04/26/2011 7:44:23 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: scbison

I actually saw a PHD ask what the “Low Oil” light meant.


12 posted on 04/26/2011 7:49:47 PM PDT by mylife
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To: rabscuttle385

A BS Chemical Engineer makes more than a PhD Chemist.


13 posted on 04/26/2011 7:51:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s officially time to end AA.


14 posted on 04/26/2011 7:54:48 PM PDT by redangus
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To: rabscuttle385

I believe this is mainly because teaching, a female dominated profession, pretty much requires a master’s degree in order to stay certified. Social Work, another female dominated profession, has blossomed over the past 30 or so years. Nurses Practitioners are taking over some physician responsibilities and I would challenge anyone to find a graduate nursing program with a 10% male student body.


15 posted on 04/26/2011 7:57:12 PM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: ClearCase_guy; FlingWingFlyer

Yes.

In a nutshell, both Posts #3 & #4.


16 posted on 04/26/2011 7:57:51 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: rabscuttle385

All this education and they still can’t be taught to leave the toilet seat up.


17 posted on 04/26/2011 8:01:24 PM PDT by umgud
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To: rabscuttle385

Let us hope for tha sake of our country, that these women decide to be good stay at home wives, educated enough to raise and home school their little ones. And I hope they begin to have larger families if we are to keep our country healthy and free.


18 posted on 04/26/2011 8:04:27 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: ClearCase_guy

They have been pushing men out of academia for a long time. Beginning with male teachers in elementary, junior, and high schools. Getting rid of strong, decent, straight, competent role models for boys. At the same time focusing most resources on girls and how they are so disadvantaged.

Enough of this crap.


19 posted on 04/26/2011 8:24:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Clock King

Don’t leave out the “education” degrees. Yes, nothing says “stupid” like a Ph.D. in “education”.


20 posted on 04/26/2011 8:25:22 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: hinckley buzzard

Wonder what that made those feminists’ mothers who stayed home who parasitically fed off their husbands’?


21 posted on 04/26/2011 8:26:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Clock King

Sorry, awarding such advanced degrees solves the important problem of not enough women with advanced college degrees.


22 posted on 04/26/2011 8:32:41 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: rabscuttle385

EdD does not count as an advanced degree. I don’t care what they say.


23 posted on 04/26/2011 8:33:46 PM PDT by Antoninus (Fight the homosexual agenda. Support marriage -- www.nationformarriage.org)
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To: rabscuttle385

It must be neat for the pretty girls, who can always rely on marrying rich husbands, to have the freedom to enjoy 4 or more years pursuing such fluff degrees. I on the other hand spent my college years juggling classes, an unpaid internship, a part-time job, and performing community service hours, living off two for a dollar food bargains.


24 posted on 04/26/2011 8:45:58 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: rabscuttle385

I graduated with a B.Sc. in 1975 in a profession that requires passing a certification exam every 6 years.

My first certification tests in 1975 and 1981 were tough but I managed to pass. Then I noticed the numbers of women and minorities in my profession were exploding in the late 70’s and early 80’s. This trend has continued.

Since then, passing my certification tests has been a breeze. The dumbing down to accomodate protected “minorities” who can’t cut it continues full speed ahead.

We are so screwed.


25 posted on 04/26/2011 9:07:45 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: rabscuttle385

Can you still get a Masters or PhD in advanced underwater basket weaving these days?


26 posted on 04/26/2011 9:08:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Time to invest in rubber toys.


27 posted on 04/26/2011 9:36:12 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: OldMissileer
"Except in the hard sciences, engineering, and mathematics."

I think women outnumber men in medical school, hardly and easy task, what with the math,micro,chemistry,biology,anatomy,etc and the various labs to go with it.....

28 posted on 04/26/2011 10:04:17 PM PDT by cherry
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To: scbison
Hey, don't make so much fun of those PhDs. I had a very interesting conversation with a cabbie in Madistan who held one in medieval philosophy.
29 posted on 04/26/2011 10:23:29 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine
... underwater basket weaving ...

The first time I ever heard of this term was in today's NYT daily Xword. One answer was EASYA, and the clue referred to the endings of four other answers: KNUCKLEUNDER, TREADSWATER, BREADBASKET, and SPELLWEAVING, for the exemplar.

Is this a coincidence ?

30 posted on 04/26/2011 11:15:17 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: VanShuyten

I saw a comedian on TV a few years ago who said he had received a degree in philosophy, and went on to work for a major philosophy corporation ... “We didn’t have any customers, but we knew why.”


31 posted on 04/26/2011 11:29:04 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: rabscuttle385

just great

one day women may have sperm too

who knows

they can then self reproduce

they will still create drama...just wait


32 posted on 04/26/2011 11:38:00 PM PDT by wardaddy (ok...Trump beating on Obama---Sarah----Michelle.....any of them are ok for now---tain't picky)
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To: rabscuttle385

But just remember, folks. Women are still oppressed, underpaid compared to men, and they need all kinds of “extra” laws to protect them, like Title IX and VAWA. /sarc

JoMa


33 posted on 04/27/2011 4:52:56 AM PDT by joma89
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To: dr_lew

It’s a complete coincidence!


34 posted on 04/27/2011 6:25:25 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rabscuttle385

What’s really interesting is that the higher a degree a woman attains the less likely a man is to marry her.


35 posted on 04/27/2011 6:28:49 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That might explain the phenomenon that fertility and intelligence tend to be negatively correlated.


36 posted on 04/27/2011 11:41:22 AM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

I heard Michael Medved saying last week or so that a study back in the 1960s seemed to show a relationship between breast size and IQ. How many hot chicks do you see getting PhDs?


37 posted on 04/27/2011 8:36:06 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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