Tuesday, October 13, 2015

For the first time ever, more American women than men are college graduates

For the first time in history, American women are more likely to have bachelor's degrees than American men.

The shift happened in 2014, but was a generation in the making. Women have earned the majority of bachelor's degrees granted every year since 1981. As older, less-educated women have died, more educated women have made up a greater share of the population.

The story of how women started earning more college degrees than men is explored by three economists — Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz, and Ilyana Kuziemko — in a 2009 paper on women's success in higher education (http://ift.tt/1wqac2p).

Source: http://ift.tt/1PqLgo8

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