Using the site: http://www.bls.gov/cps/earnings.htm, review several of the datasets and charts on women’ earnings over a time series. Discuss how you would go about designing a multiple regression analysis to estimate the causes for why women tend to earn less than their male counterparts, and how you would control for various factors.
Review the following site: http://www.who.int/heli/risks/en/, and discuss how you would go about designing a multiple regression analysis to estimate the causal effects of the risk factors identified by the World Health Organization which tend to result in higher disease burdens, particularly for developing nations. How could such a study be used as part of the policy making process?
Consistent with the discussion of breast-feeding and intelligence presented in chapter 13, review the following study published by the British Medical Journal found at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1633819/. Discuss how the researchers used a national database to examine maternal intelligence by controlling for it and other confounders, and how the findings may be used in future research and policy studies.