Gender and Occupation: A Data-Driven Learning Guide
Interpretation & Summary
Think about your answers to the application questions before you click through to the interpretation guide for help in answering them.
What is the (arithmetic) average of the proportion of female clerical workers in these firms? What is the most commonly occuring value and the value that divides the distribution of companies in half? What can you say about these companies' clerical workforce -- does it tend to be more or less female than male?
What about for sales positions -- do companies have more or less equality in their gender distribution of sales positions?the median, mode, and standard deviation.
What do the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation tell you about the distribution of women in manual positions? Compare these statistics to those you had above. What can you say about the gender distributions of these companies?
What percent of respondents answered that they feel there are, on average, tasks for which men and women are better suited? Are the answers what you expected? Why or why not?
CITATION: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Gender and Occupation: A Data-Driven Learning Guide. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-16. Doi:10.3886/genderoccupation
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