Empirical evidence • Class size • Smaller classes result in higher test scores • Largest benefit to minority groups • Krueger (1999): reducing class size by 1/3 for 4 years: • Extra cost $7400/ student • Increase in lifetime earning per student $9,603 for men and $7,851 for women • Benefits and costs within the same ball park
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Accident Insurance Plan • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Hospital ER Treatment Benefit Accident Follow-up Treatment Benefit Medical Imaging Benefit Hospital Confinement Benefits Wellness Benefit Ambulance Benefit Transportation Benefit Family Member Lodging & meals Benefit Appliances Benefit Blood, Plasma and Platelets Benefit Burns Benefit Skin Graft Benefit Dislocations Benefit Exploratory Surgery Without Surgical Repair Benefit Eye Injury Benefit Fractures Benefit Internal Injuries Benefit Physical Therapy Benefit Prosthesis Benefit Ruptured Disc or Torn Knee Cartilage Benefit Tendons, Ligaments and Rotator Cuff Benefit Emergency Dental Work Benefit Paralysis Benefit Concussion Benefit Benefit
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Tuesday February 9 6:40 PM ET Sexual dysfunction a common problem NEW YORK, Feb 09 (Reuters Health) -- Four out of 10 women and 3 out of 10 men experience some form of sexual dysfunction, according to the results of a survey conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago, Illinois, and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. ``Sexual dysfunction is a largely uninvestigated yet significant public health problem,'' researchers write in the February 10th issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. The authors examined data from the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS), described as ``the first population-based assessment of sexual dysfunction'' since the release of the Kinsey report in the 1950s. The survey consisted of face-to-face interviews with nearly 3,200 US men and women between 18 to 59 years of age. The study findings include the following: -- 43% of women and 31% of men have experienced some form of sexual dysfunction, including a lack of interest in sex, problems with lubrication or erection, or pain during intercourse. -- young, single women, and older men, were most likely to report sexual dysfunction. The authors speculate that the instability of sexual relationships between single women and their partners, along with sexual inexperience, ``generates stressful sexual encounters, providing the basis for sexual pain and anxiety.'' The experts attribute much of the sexual dysfunction of older men to general age-associated physical decline. -- an earlier experience of traumatic sexual acts was highly associated with later dysfunction. For example, ``male victims of adult-child (sexual) contact are time times as likely to experience erectile dysfunction'' than men without such histories, the researchers report. Women who had been sexually abused as children, raped, or sexually harassed experienced higher rates of dysfunction than women who had not. Past experiences of homosexual activity was linked to raised rates of dysfunction among men, but not among women. -- satisfaction with sexual function tended to rise with level of education. The authors theorize that ``better-educated individuals are healthier and have lifestyles that are physically and emotionally less stressful.'' -- reductions in income and social status (brought about, for example, by job loss) appear to trigger sexual dysfunction in both men and women. Again, the researchers attribute this functional decline to the ``higher levels of stress'' that accompany such events. The authors conclude that ``sexual dysfunction is an important public health concern, and emotional problems likely contribute to the experience of these problems.'' They urge further research be conducted into the physical and psychological causes of this ``widespread'' health concern. SOURCE: The Journal of the American Medical Association 1999;281:537-544. Yshoo Nes: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/hl/story.html? s=v/nm/19990209/hl/men9_1.html
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Personal Ad Research (Wiederman)           More men than women request attractive mate More men than women request attractive body shape More women than men request financial security More women than men request earning capacity, education, IQ, ambition Women were more likely than men to describe own physical attractiveness Men were more likely than women to describe themselves as financially stable Men were somewhat more likely to describe own earning potential Men more likely to seek erotic relationships Women generally sought someone their own age or older Men generally sought someone their own age or younger
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