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5 October 2007

Jezebel, Cassandra, and the happiness gap

On a lighter note this Friday afternoon, there has been an interesting and largely good-natured debate on various blogs in response to a recent New York Times article on the happiness gap (or the change in the happiness gap, or reversal, or something) between men and women (He's happier, she's less so). Much of the discussion has been on the substantive significance of the results and how those results are likely to be interpreted by the (non-statistically minded) public. This post at Language Log summarizes the debate and provides links to previous entries on both sides. Most of these are quite serious, while a few are (ahem) less so. On the other hand, any time that Stata code appears on a pop culture website, it is worth noting...

Posted by Mike Kellermann at October 5, 2007 4:07 PM