Most Americans who have heard about the law say it’s had a positive impact on gender equality in the United States (63%).
The growing gender gap in higher education – in enrollment and graduation rates – has been a topic of conversation and debate in recent months.
The gender wage gap narrows as women move into high-skill jobs and acquire more education. Women are now in the majority in jobs that draw most heavily on either social or fundamental skills.
The 30-year low reflects in part tight labor markets and falling unemployment, but also higher shares of young women at work or in school.
This year will likely be the first year in which women are a majority of the U.S. college-educated labor force.
Muslim societies have gained a reputation in recent decades for failing to adequately educate women. But a new analysis of Pew Research Center data on educational attainment and religion suggests that economics, not religion, is the key factor limiting the education of Muslim women.
As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.
Lack of formal education is widespread in many countries in south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Muslim women have made greater educational gains than Muslim men in most regions of the world.
A larger share of young women live at home with their parents or other relatives than at any point since 1940, as more attend college and marry later in life.