Vaguely interesting (March 29)

(1)  “[L]evels of gender-typed behavior at ages 3.5 and 4.75 … significantly and consistently predicted adolescents’ sexual orientation at age 15.”

(2)  More from Tyler Cowen and Ryan Avent on all the non-working men. (But if you look at my posts here and here, you’ll see why I’ve become more than a little confused by these kinds of discussions.)

(3)  And, speaking of often-repeated things (e.g., today) that aren’t actually true, here’s Auerbach & Gelman on the claimed increase in white mortality.

(4)  “Many pollsters and strategists believe that rural white voters, particularly those without college degrees, eluded the party’s polling altogether — and their absence from poll results may have been both a cause and a symptom of Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton in several states.”

(5)  “High-level professionals and managers respond to rising unemployment by withdrawing support for raising tax progressivity. By contrast, manual workers (along with low-level professionals and managers) respond to rising unemployment by increasing their support for tax progressivity.”

(6)  “[I]deologically populist Americans … have historically held issue preferences that matched the policy positions expressed by Donald Trump in the 2016 primaries. … [T]he Trump candidacy was able to activate a segment of the electorate that has historically not been part of the GOP electoral coalition.” (Or, as I’ve said: “there were a lot of downscale whites who weren’t voting because they didn’t have candidates plausibly offering what they generally wanted—white nationalist priorities combined with left-leaning economic positions. … He built it and they came.”)