Skip to main content

U study: When women are scarce, men are more impulsive

New research from the Carlson School of Business is the latest to show how human behavior can be reflexive and subconscious, rather than logical and thought-out. Researchers say that when men see fewer women around, they're more likely to act impulsively, borrow more money and save less.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-29 at 1.54.31 PM

Missing: Minnesota man last seen in Sioux Falls area

Aaron Pearson, 41, was reported missing on Thursday.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion

Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.

Pool

Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.

Minneapolis police

St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide

The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.

ambulance

Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington

Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.

Rosedale Center

Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot

Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 3.59.30 PM

Police identify White Bear Lake officer shot while serving warrant

The officer is a six-year veteran of the department.

abortion, planned parenthood

Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law

Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

Related

U study: Women more likely to pursue high-paying career when men are scarce

Researchers at the University of Minnesota say they've found evidence that, when potential mates are harder to find, women are more likely to focus on getting a high-powered job, delay having children and have fewer kids when they do start families. "A scarcity of men leads women to invest in their careers because they realize it will be difficult to settle down and start a family," said marketing professor and study co-author.

U of M study finds when men are scarce women's career goals get more ambitious

A study co-authored by a University of Minnesota researcher finds that when men are in short supply, women are more likely to pursue high-paying careers and postpone having children. This breifcase-over-baby tendency seems to be picking up steam. Women outnumber men at most colleges and earn 60 percent of the country's master's degrees.

'U' study aims to learn more about post-deployment families

More than 120 recently deployed military families are part of a groundbreaking U of M study called ADAPT. It aims to make the transition back home after military deployment easier. Researchers observe parents and their children to try and understand deployment stress. At the same time, researchers test parenting techniques on the families.

U of M study raises more concerns about flu at fairs

A University of Minnesota veterinarian, Dr. Jeff Bender, is releasing the results of his study and it comes with a warning for anyone planning to visit the Minnesota State Fair -- which starts one week from Thursday. Scientists found 19 percent of the 57 pigs tested at the Minnesota State Fair in 2009 had the H1N1 flu virus -- compared to none of the 47 samples the year before. Fair officials tell the Star Tribune they've stepped up precautions for both fairgoers and livestock.

U of M study finds a 'brain gain' in rural Minnesota

Reports of the demise of rural Minnesota seem to be greatly exaggerated. While it's true that college-aged residents are leaving rural counties, research by a U of M sociologist finds people in their 30s and 40s and migrating into rural areas. And bringing educational degrees and earning power with them.

Study examines trips, start of school

A study by the University of Minnesota Tourism Center found family trips of two or more nights away decreased 50 percent in August or September when the start of school was before Labor Day, the Associated Press reports. Researchers tell the AP the data will help Minnesota policy makers decide whether they still need to mandate a school start date.