- Education matters--better to be a college graduate than a high school grad, and better to be hs grad than not to graduate.
- Race matters--better to be white than Hispanic, better to be Hispanic than African-American
- Age matters--better to be old than not, and being young really sucks.
With perhaps one exception: it is better to be a woman than a man.
You can play with the combinations to see how you or a particular combo fit. I am not surprised but disappointed nonetheless that the education breakdown does not include post-college degrees. Of course, what I would really like to see is the political scientist unemployment rate when compared to other PhDs!