Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Understanding Outcomes

Now for some wisdom of best-selling Canadian author and psychologist Jordan Peterson, from a column he wrote for the National Post.
Men and women are similar. But they are importantly different.

The differences matter, particularly at the extremes, particularly with regard to occupational choice and its concomitants. There are going to be more male criminals, and more male engineers, and more females with diagnoses of depression and anxiety, and more female nurses. And there are going to be differences in economic outcome associated with this variance.
This conclusion he draws from evidence described in the column but not quoted here. If you doubt he is correct, at least see the reasons he believes he is correct.