Sunday, February 5, 2017

Weird Social Science

Writing at Power Line, Steven Hayward links to a research summary posted on the Social Science Research Network. His summary includes the following quotes from that source:
Evidence from the American Time Use Survey 2003-12 suggests the existence of small but statistically significant racial/ethnic differences in time spent not working at the workplace. Minorities, especially men, spend a greater fraction of their workdays not working than do white non-Hispanics.

The findings imply that measures of the adjusted wage disadvantages of minority employees are overstated by about 10 percent.

They are consistent with cultural differences that lead minorities to be more relaxed about life, including life in the workplace, than are non- minority workers, and to be more willing to mix non-work with work.
Talk about not being politically correct - wow! It's easy to imagine the authors being drummed out of the profession.