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    Sex, age, culture and the Titanic

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    Sex, age, culture and the Titanic

    Post  relict on Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:11 am

    Women as a whole had a 53% better chance of survival on the Titanic (1912 disaster).
    Women of reproductive age were even better off.
    Children were 15% more likely to have survived than adults. (Lower difference than might have been expected given the 'women and children first' social norm.)
    Crew members had an 18% higher probability of surviving. (Information advantage? Access to resources?)
    Fitness and cultural background appeared to matter.
    First class passengers had a 40% better chance of surviving than those in third class (segregated cabins deep inside the hull).
    Americans had a higher survival rate than all other nationalities!

    Source: Unpublished research by economist Bruno Frey, University of Zurich, and colleagues from Queensland University of Technology.
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    Re: Sex, age, culture and the Titanic

    Post  master5o1 on Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:18 am

    You lost me at 'sex'


    >Queensland University of Technology.

    They should rename themselves to Queensland Universal Institude of Technology (just so people can say QUIT college)
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    Re: Sex, age, culture and the Titanic

    Post  relict on Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:22 am

    master5o1 wrote:QUIT college

    Laughing
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    Re: Sex, age, culture and the Titanic

    Post  master5o1 on Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:15 am

    relict wrote:
    master5o1 wrote:QUIT college

    Laughing

    Thanks for the suggestion. As of today, I am not going back to uni Razz
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    Re: Sex, age, culture and the Titanic

    Post  master5o1 on Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:17 am

    Still haven't been back there thanks to this QUIT suggestion Razz

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