The United States has reached a significant milestone in the workforce. According to a recent Pew Research study, the number of college-educated women in the workplace exceeds men who are similarly educated. In the first quarter of 2019, approximately 29.5 million women possessed a Bachelor’s degree compared to 29.3 million college educated men. This information is obtained from an analysis of US Department of Labor Statistics.
Women’s gains in the workplace are important because of the correlation between education and income. The earning potential with a college degree is significantly higher than without one. For example, the average worker in 2017 made $41,900, but a worker with a Bachelor’s degree earned $61,300. For women, the average non-college-educated woman earned $36,000 while a college-educated woman made an average salary of $51, 600. The earning increase for men with a Bachelor’s degree is higher than women. Non-college-educated men made $50,000 versus $74,900 for college-educated men. College-educated…
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