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Old 10-19-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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Very interesting maps in regards to the topic in the title: Gender income inequality: maps by county and by state - Slate Magazine
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:18 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Very interesting maps in regards to the topic in the title: Gender income inequality: maps by county and by state - Slate Magazine
Glad to see that my two home states are the among the 5 that are most equitable for women. No shock to see Utah at the very bottom of the list.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:33 AM
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Junk data

Need IRS tax return data

Then consider gender vs race vs skills vs pay; consider interesting gender/race distribution of wealthiest Google engineers vs Goldman bond traders vs NBA players vs NBA/NFL team owners, etc etc

Market, as imperfect as it may be, is ultimate judge of worth of one's skills

And anyone who claims a 3-digit IQ should be able to figure out what skills are most valued by mkt and how to most efficiently acquire those skills

Natural selection prevails despite silly affirm action or other commie social engineering attempts to equalize outcomes despite chronic talent/skills/work ethic inequalities
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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You are right that the market clearly dictates the "winners" here, but natural selection isn't the prevailing factor. I'd say it's the fact that women have only really been a strong part of the workforce for a couple decades, whereas men have always been a strong part of the workforce. Inequality in the past is what drives these numbers, not IQ or "natural selection" or any other patriarchial ideology. I believe all men are created equal (even if they aren't treated that way). The states with the worst inequality have male-dominated industries like lumber, oil, auto/mechanical, or in the case of Utah, a strong patriarchial religious culture.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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There are a lot of women that work 30-35 hours a week while lots on men work 40-50 Hours a week that was the case in my Family that is pretty common, so that would explain a lot of the gap
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Nice to see Dallas right in the lead for once, right behind DC.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Location: IN
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I am a bit surprised that Texas fared well in this study as well as North Carolina.
No suprise that Utah is the worst on this measure of any state in the US. I don't need to explain further why that is...
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