For the first time in American history there are now a million more female college graduates than male. As recently as 2000 it was the opposite: There were a million more men than women with a bachelor’s or graduate degree.
…For all types of higher education, the number of women earning degrees is rising faster than the number of men earning the same degree. But it looks like men, who are almost always outnumbered by women in college classes, are dropping out of college at a somewhat higher rate than women.
…It is pretty clear that in a global, information-based economy where most of the higher paying new jobs will require some degree of higher education, women will have an advantage. As that advantage grows, the pay gap between men and women will most likely diminish, with possible consequences for family formation.
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