AN EDUCATION EDGE FOR WOMENMore young workers have degrees
In the early 1980s, the number of women awarded bachelor's degrees began to exceed new male college grads for the first time in history. Not only has the gap widened since then, reports Numbers News, but it is finally showing up in the workplace.
Some 23% of working women age 25 to 34 last year had bachelor's degrees, compared with just 20% of working men. What's more, the National Center for Education Statistics expects women to earn 55% of all bachelor's degrees over the next decade. That's some 1.3 million more sheepskins than those expected to be earned by men.
BY GENE KORETZ
Updated June 14, 1997 by bwwebmaster
Copyright 1996, Bloomberg L.P.