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.”
July 8, 2019