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The proportion of women among students enrolled in higher education programs has increased over the
past decades. This is partly shown by the fact that in 1959, only 11 percent of the women between twenty and
twenty-one were enrolled in college, while in 1981, 30 percent of the women between twenty and twenty-one
were enrolled in college.
To evaluate the argument above, it would be most useful to compare 1959 and 1981 with regard to which of
the following characteristics?

(A) The percentage of women between twenty and twenty-one who were not enrolled in college
(B) The percentage of women between twenty and twenty-five who graduated from college
(C) The percentage of women who, after attending college, entered highly paid professions
(D) The percentage of men between twenty and twenty-one who were enrolled in college
(E) The percentage of men who graduated from high school
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stem talks about the proportion of WOMEN among STUDENTS,which includes MEN, so we couldn't say the women % is increasing or decreasing without comparing it with the relative % of men.

So I would go with D
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New post 22 Dec 2011, 21:10
same, went with D
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New post 26 Dec 2011, 08:30
We need to figure what is the %age of women in collage has gone up between 59 and 81
A,B,C,E provides no such information
So D is right even though it makes not much sense, but then we need to find a partial known fact
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Look at this as a part to whole equation. We cannot say that the proportion of women has increased unless we have either a ratio, or a whole amount to compare to. D fills in the gap.
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