Finally, a competition where women apparently out-perform men: Pulitzer Prizes. Of course, there is a caveat–these award-winning women are more likely than not to have graduate degrees. Or so says the data on FiveThirtyEight’s recent story on female Pulitzer Prize winners. The strength of this article, authored by Hayley Munguia. is in the data, both in terms of amount and substance. They used data going back to 1917 to analyze the characteristics of women who win this prestigious award. The one common characteristic among winners? A graduate degree!
The data presented throughout the article helped to substantiate the authors claims.