Millennial women outnumber men with higher education backgrounds

According to Pew Research Center, younger millennial women, those between the ages of 18 and 24, now outnumber men in higher education. These gaps first appeared in the 1990s and have since increased.

Today, 45 percent of women are reported to be enrolled in a college or university, compared to the 38 percent of men reported.

Among older millennial women, those between the ages of 25 and 32, 38 percent were reported to have a bachelor’s degree, while only 31 percent of men have a bachelor’s degree. Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 3.09.10 PM

The report of women outnumbering men in college education follows news of more women receiving equal pay, partly due to the older millennial women entering the work force. In 2012, 49 percent of employees in the work force with at least a bachelor’s degree were women.

While there is still inequalities between men and women in the work force, Philip N. Cohen suggests that women are still only concentrated in female-dominated and lesser-paying occupations.



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