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US: Women Half the College-Educated Workforce

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 10 July 08 2019

July 2019

The Pew Research Center has published an analysis of US government data on its website showing that in 2019 women will reach the milestone of gender parity in the college-educated workforce.
This milestone matters because educational attainment is highly correlated with income. As the website informs us, “U.S. women may be far from parity in many facets of society – particularly in top positions in business and government – but they are making inroads in the upper echelon of the labor market.
The growing number of college-educated women in the labor force translates into greater earning potential for women overall and could eventually contribute to the narrowing of the gender wage gap.”

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