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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 80 -- Girl Power.

THE LOST BOYS (or, GIRLZ ROOL, BOYZ DRULE!)-

In a previous post, I noted the high proportion of girls (and low proportion of boys) among the honors grads in my little sister's high school graduating class.

Anecdotal, that little experiment wasn't. Girls, ever-increasingly, rule the school:

From 1992 to 2000, the ratio of enrolled males to females fell from 82 to 78 boys for every 100 girls. The NCES projects that in 2007 the ratio will be 75 males for every 100 females; in 2012, 74 per 100.

In short, your son is statistically more likely than your daughter to work a blue collar job.

Additionally, a staggering, and troubling, number:

...68 percent of college enrollees from low-income families were female; only 31 percent were male.

And the disparity is projected to increase:


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Between 2000 and 2013, college enrollment is projected to increase 15 percent for men and 21 percent for women.

Meanwhile, it's more than merely enrollment that the ladies are outpacing the dudes. Women are also out-degreeing men:

In 1999-2000, women received 133 bachelor's degrees for every 100 to men. In the 2009-2010 school year, women are projected to receive 142 bachelor's degrees for every 100 for men.

If you are currently a young male in high school not sure about that whole college thing, what more incentive do you need? Chicks, everywhere. Think about it.


Previous trivia tidbits:

Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7; Part 8; Part 9; Part 10; Part 11; Part 12; Part 13; Part 14; Part 15; Part 16; Part 17; Part 18; Part 19; Part 20; Part 21, Part 22; Part 23, Part 24, Part 25; Part 26; Part 27, Part 28; Part 29; Part 30, Part 31; Part 32; Part 33; Part 34; Part 35; Part 36; Part 37; Part 38; Part 39; Part 40; Part 41; Part 42; Part 43; Part 44; Part 45; Part 46; Part 47; Part 48; Part 49; Part 50; Part 51; Part 52; Part 53; Part 54; Part 55; Part 56; Part 57; Part 58; Part 59; Part 60; Part 61; Part 62; Part 63; Part 64; Part 65; Part 66; Part 67; Part 68; Part 69; Part 70; Part 71; Part 72; Part 73; Part 74; Part 75; Part 76; Part 77; Part 78; Part 79.

Daily Trivia Tidbits cover a wide range of topics, and they're usually not trivial at all; you never know what you might find. Stay tuned to WILLisms.com for more.

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Posted by Will Franklin · 17 June 2005 06:49 AM

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