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About 1 in 8 Americans Think Men Are ‘Better Suited Emotionally’ for Office, Survey Finds

In this Politico article, Benjamin Wermund writes about how gender bias toward women in politics has declined — but still exists. Wermund cites the CEW report “May the Best Woman Win?” to note how media coverage of women in politics differs from that of men. 

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‘We Still Have a Long Way to Go’: New Report Shows Gender Bias Still at Play in Elections, Despite Improvement

In this Chicago Tribune article, Kate Thayer writes about how bias against women in politics can affect election outcomes. Thayer cites the CEW report “May the Best Woman Win?” and quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith.

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Women Candidates Still Tagged as Too ‘Emotional’ to Hold Office

In this U.S. News article, Susan Milligan writes that bias against women in politics varies by party affiliation. Milligan cites the CEW report “May the Best Woman Win?” and quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith to explain how this bias has changed over time.

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13% of Americans Think Women Are Less ‘Emotionally Suited’ to Politics Than Men

In this Fortune article, Kristen Bellstrom writes that roughly one in 10 Americans still believe men are more “emotionally suited” for politics than women. Bellstrom cites the CEW report “May the Best Woman Win?” and quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith. 

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More Than 1 in 10 in New Poll Say Men Are ‘Better Suited Emotionally’ for Politics

In this Hill article, Rachel Frazin writes about the bias against women in politics over time. Frazin cites the CEW report “May the Best Woman Win?” to show how bias differs by political affiliation.

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Some Americans Still Doubt Women’s Emotional Suitability for Politics, According to Study

In this CBS News article, Emily Tillett writes about the recent CEW analysis “May the Best Woman Win?” Tillett quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith to explain how bias against women in politics could affect their chances of election.

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Education Level ‘Strongly Predicts’ Degree of Bias Against Women in Politics, New Survey Shows

In this article from The 74, Laura Fay writes about persistent bias against women in politics. Fay cites the CEW report “May the Best Woman Win?” and quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith to explain how this bias relates to education level.

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Harvard’s Freshman Class Is More Than One-Third Legacy—Here’s Why That’s a Problem

In this CNBC article, Yoni Blumberg and Emmie Martin write about legacy admission and the inequities that it creates. Blumberg and Martin cite the CEW report “The 20% Solution” to show how elite schools can admit more lower-income students.

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What If The Future of Work Starts with High School?

In this Forbes article, Heather E. McGowan writes that we must reimagine high school education to include more training. McGowan cites the CEW reports “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020” and “America’s Divided Recovery” to explain the predicted shortage of workers.

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8 Economists on What People Don’t Understand About the Gender Pay Gap—and If It Can Actually Be Closed

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes that many people underestimate the gender pay gap and possible solutions to closing the gender pay gap. Hess cites CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith explaining the overstated impact of childcare and flexibility on the gender pay gap.

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Could This House Bill Close the Pay Gap Between Women and Men?

In this PBS NewsHour article, Gretchen Frazee writes about the potential impact and limitations of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which aims to close the gender pay gap. Frazee cites the CEW report “Women Can’t Win” to examine the factors that create the gender pay gap.

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Here’s How Much Men and Women Earn at Every Age

In this CNBC article, Kathleen Elkins compares the growth in pay for men and women over time. Elkins cites the CEW report “Women Can’t Win” to offer ways that women can close the gender pay gap.

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Women With MBAs Earn 74 Cents for Every Dollar That Their Male Peers Make

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about the impact of the gender wage gap on men and women with MBAs. Berman cites CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith to enumerate the factors that lead to a difference in pay by gender.

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College Students of the Future Could Get Their Career Prep From Private Companies, Not Universities

In this MarketWatch article, Jillian Berman writes about how private companies are filling in the gaps where universities fall short on career preparation. Berman quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale explaining changing demands on higher education.

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The 1 Thing the Parents in the College-Admissions Bribery Scandal Got Right

In this MarketWatch article, Howard Gold writes about the importance of a college degree in relation to the college-admissions bribery scandal. Gold uses information from the CEW report “The College Payoff” to discuss the effect of a college degree on earnings.

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The Revolution Is Upon Us

In this Inside Higher Ed op-ed, CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale writes about how President Trump’s recent executive order’s focus on program-level outcomes has the potential to fundamentally disrupt higher education.

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Report: Give the Federal Work-Study Program the Overhaul It Needs

In this Education Dive article, Hallie Busta writes about how proposals to improve the Federal Work-Study program don’t go far enough. Busta provides data from the CEW report “Learning While Earning: The New Normal” to describe the number of undergraduates and graduate students who work.

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Admissions Scandal Reveals ‘Aristocracy Masquerading as a Meritocracy’

In this CNN article, Ronald Brownstein writes about how the college admissions cheating scandal reveals deeper inequities in the higher education system. Brownstein uses information from the CEW report “Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges.”

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Education Leaders Laud Some White House HEA Principles

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, LaMont Jones writes about the White House’s priorities for the Higher Education Act as Congress works toward reauthorization. Jones quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the changes some proposals would bring in transparency and accountability at the program level in higher education. 

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The Admissions System Is Worse Than Broken. It’s Fixed.

In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale explores how higher education is not a meritocracy, but a system that favors already privileged students. “As is true with most aspects of American society,” he writes, “it is better to be rich than smart.”

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