Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gender Differences

Man and Woman

Men and women are different. Always have been always will be. So what are some of those differences?

1. According to data published in December 2011 by the United Nations the country which has the lowest ratio of women to men is Qatar. Out of a population of just 1870 there were a mere 451 women and 1419 men, giving a ratio of 32 women to every 100 men. The bottom of the league is propped up by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia. At the other end of the table are the Ukraine, Latvia and Estonia, which all have a ratio of 117 women to every 100 men. Hovering around the top are Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Armenia and Georgia.

Anyone spotting any patterns emerging? Countries that have an even spread of men and women include; Lao People's Democratic Republic, Tanzania, Ireland, Norway and Djibouti.
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2. Are men faster than women? It seems that in most cases the answer to this question is 'yes', but this will not always be the case according to science. Andrew Tatem of the University of Oxford studied the times of male and female Olympic gold winners from 1900 for men, and from 1928 for women - the first year females were allowed to run in the event. By comparing these times and making predictions based on the statistics the study noted that: The winning times of both sexes have been improving steadily over the last century, but women have been eating into their times at a faster rate. If the trend continues, the women's 100-metre sprint in 2156 will be won in 8.079 seconds, compared to 8.098 seconds for the men's race.

However, don't get too excited. The author of the study admitted that "It was just a quick analysis because the 100-metres was coming up in the next week,"
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3. Still living at home? In the UK there are up to three million adults in their mid-thirties that still live at home. Do we have a lot of mummies boys or is there an even mix?
  • One in three men aged 20-34, a total of 1.8million, have either never left home or moved back in with mum and dad.
  • One is six women women, 1.1million, still live at home
Since 1997, according to the Office for National Statistics, there has been a 20% rise in the number of 20 to 34 year olds living with their parents. Since 1997 the number has always been more boys living at home than girls.

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