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Higher Education and Women in US – More likely than men to have earned a bachelor’s degree by age 31

Nearly 36 percent of women born in the years 1980–84 had earned a bachelor’s degree by age 31, compared with 28 percent of men. Among both women and men, 38 percent had attended some college or earned an associate degree by age 31. Twenty-four percent had earned a high school diploma or General Educational Development … Continue reading

Working Harder in US – Women account for all of the increase in prime-age adults’ annual work hours from 1979 to 2016

This report tracks annual hours worked by prime-age adults by gender, race, ethnicity, wage level, and family structure. The trends across so many different groups are hard to summarize briefly, but one particular pattern stands out: workers seem to be increasingly separating into two groups: prime-age adults who are falling out of, or never get … Continue reading

Women in STEM in US – More likely to say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace

For women working in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) jobs, the workplace is a different, sometimes more hostile environment than the one their male coworkers experience. Discrimination and sexual harassment are seen as more frequent, and gender is perceived as more of an impediment than an advantage to career success. Three groups of women … Continue reading

Gender Gaps in US Workforce – 10 facts

Below are 10 facts about women in the workforce. 1. Women’s labor force participation has stagnated and reversed since 2000 Over the past half century, women have made substantial progress in the labor market. Between 1962 and 2000, women’s labor force participation—defined as the percentage of women ages 16 and older either working or actively … Continue reading

Getting more girls and women into STEM education and careers

Despite significant improvements in recent decades, education is not universally available and gender inequalities persist. A major concern in many countries is not only limited numbers of girls going to school, but also limited educational pathways for those that step into the classroom. This includes, more specifically, how to address the lower participation and learning … Continue reading

US – Men are taking ‘women’s’ jobs

Jobs that were mostly female in 2000 and have become more male are lower-status jobs. The share of women who work in stores selling products and answering customer questions fell 10 percent; the share for crossing guards and counter clerks each fell 7 percent, and for textile workers it fell 5 percent. Men are much … Continue reading

Women make up at least 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries

Women make up at least 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of labor force statistics from 114 nations with data from 2010 to 2016. Across all of these countries, the median female share of the workforce is 45.4%. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the … Continue reading

Women in EU – Only 1 manager out of 3

Nearly 7.3 million persons hold managerial positions in enterprises with 10 employees or more located in the European Union (EU): 4.7 million men (65% of all managers) and 2.6 million women (35%). In other words, although representing approximately half of all employed persons in the EU, women continue to be under- represented amongst managers. In … Continue reading

Baby Boomer Women in US – Too Much Fun to Retire

Kay Abramowitz has been working, with a few breaks, since she was 14. Now 76, she is a partner in a law firm in Portland, Ore. — with no intention of stopping anytime soon. “Retirement or death is always on the horizon, but I have no plans,” she said. “I’m actually having way too much … Continue reading

Women – Work Trends 2016

Gender gaps in labour force participation and employment rates declined only marginally Between 1995 and 2015, the global female labour force participation rate decreased from 52.4 to 49.6 per cent. The corresponding gures for men are 79.9 and 76.1 per cent, respectively. Worldwide, the chances for women to participate in the labour market remain almost … Continue reading

UK – Making apprenticeships work for young women

Young Women’s Trust wants to see an apprenticeship system that offers young women the best opportunities and makes the most of their talents. Apprenticeships are an important route to skills development and work for young people. However, evidence shows that they are not working as well for young women as they are for young men. … Continue reading

Business in the pacific is hard, but it’s a lot harder for women

Women in the Pacific, like in other less-developed regions, face two sets of challenges to realizing their economic potential. They share hardships stemming from geography, limited infrastructure and services, and a dearth of economic opportunities that hinder economic development throughout the region. But they must also contend with a series of barriers—systemic, legal, and institutional—that compound … Continue reading

Women – What do I wear to an Interview? (infographic)

Over the past ten years, traditional job interview rules have been rapidly updated. Whether you are entering the employment market for the first time or seeking a new opportunity, you may need some guidance on gaining that edge. What to wear is one of the first concerns that comes to mind for interview prep. For … Continue reading

Women in the US Labor Force – A new databook by the BLS

In 2012, 57.7 percent of women were in the labor force, down 0.4 percentage point from 2011. Men’s labor force participation, which always has been much higher than that for women, also edged down in 2012, from 70.5 percent to 70.2 percent. (See tables 1 and 2.) The overall unemployment rate for women in 2012 … Continue reading

Immigrant Women in US – 21.2 million or 51 percent of the overall foreign-born population,

Following a history of majority male migration through the mid-20th century, women have migrated to the United States in large numbers as a result of the emphasis on family reunification ushered in by the 1965 Immigration Act. Female immigrants represent 51 percent of the overall foreign-born population, with 21.2 million immigrant women residing in the … Continue reading

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