Womens share of college enrollment has increased from

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-Women’s share of college enrollment has increased from 30% in 1947 to just below 60% in 2005 -Currently, almost 1.5 women for every man in college Lots of implications!! There will be more couples in the future where women are more educated than men reconciliation might be a decline in marriage?? -Women’s advantage in degrees received is apparent for associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and equal in professional and doctor’s -Survey of freshman’s priorities goal of being well-off financially Women college freshman used to rate financial success much less than men, but now women freshman rate the importance of financial success as highly as men do Women are less likely to say they want to be a secondary teacher in recent years, and it is now almost equal to the number of men saying they want to be a secondary teacher Now, women are more likely to say they aspire to be a doctor than men -Women now receive higher grades than men, but they rate themselves as less able than men, ESPECIALLY in math -Women’s self-rated competitiveness is much lower than men’s -Women’s self –rated emotional and physical health is lower than men’s Earnings -1890-1984: Women earnings has increased, except for a dipping off around 1980 -Women’s earnings is about 50-60% of men’s -Control for differences in education, life experiences, etc: gender gap gets smaller, but it still exists
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  • Spring '12
  • JerryJacobs
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