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Is marriage a career advantage?

S. A. Modena samodena at csemail.cropsci.ncsu.edu
Wed Aug 18 16:27:44 EST 1993

In article <16C2D8BF1.SIMMS at vmd.cso.uiuc.edu> SIMMS at vmd.cso.uiuc.edu writes:
>Just wanted to mention that there was an interesting discussion of this topic
>in the book Backlash by Susan Faludi.  Seems that not only was the original
>study incredibly flawed, Newsweek made up that comment about it being more
>likely to get killed by a terrorist than get married if you're over thirty.
>Anyway,  I would hope that most of the people reading here would have enough
>statistical savvy to realize how stupid the conclusion that marriage over
>thirty has a probability of zero.  If you know _at least_ one woman who
>got married while older than thirty, then you have to come to the conclusion
>that the study was flawed somehow.  I do happen to know women over
>this "magic" age who got married, but I don't know _anyone_ who's been
>killed by a terrorist. 

	Yes, I did.

	Yes, I almost was.

	Just one of the side effects of not living a sheltered,
		hypothetical life.

> ..... I'm not sure if Steve actually believed this
>"poll" he thought he heard about in Newsweek, but if he did perhaps
>he ought to think about taking some statistics courses.  And note, that
>the original discussion here was about the possible career advantages
>of being married to someone who stays home and runs the house.  Steve
>seems to have turned it around into"you'd better go get married now or
>else."  I'm not sure why he's incapable of thoughtful discussion, but I

So allow me ask, Laura, are you *capable* of anything better than
_ad hominem_ "discussion?"  :^)

>                           Laura Simms

Steve   nmodena at unity.ncsu.edu

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