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Next up, let’s talk about college: Women now make up the majority of college and graduate students. Nice work!
Since the mid-1990s:
- A greater share of young women have obtained four-year college degrees than men.
- The share of young women enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate study has increased.
- Most 18 to 34 year-old students are enrolled in undergraduate programs, and the percent enrolled in graduate school has gone way up.
Today, the share of young women enrolled in graduate school is more than 25% higher than the share of men. Learn more about how President Obama’s fighting to make college more affordable for women (and men).
Hey everyone! Betsey Stevenson here from President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. In honor of Women’s Equality Day, I’ll be taking over I Love Charts to tell the story of the progress we’ve made in closing the earnings gap between women and men, and the challenges women still face in the workforce.
Let’s get started. Our first chart shows how women are increasingly contributing to family income and now make up about half the workforce. Since 2000, women’s labor force participation has dropped slightly, but most of that is because of cyclical factors and an aging population. While older women participate in the workforce at lower rates than younger women, the percent of older women who are working has increased since the mid-1990s, partially offsetting the overall decline.
At the other end of the spectrum, young women are more likely to be enrolled in school than they were a generation ago, and that’s good news. Since students (even ones who work part-time) are not considered to be in the labor force, increased school enrollment will depress the participation rate.
Wanna wonk out some more on this stuff? Check out our report on “Women’s Participation in Education and the Workforce.”
Women’s Equality Day, celebrated on August 26, to honor the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote!
Celebrate the women in your life!
Got an opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission? Feel free to weigh in, just not on the November ballot.
170 years of American history in one gif.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)
Really trust in the universe to take care of what you need. Rather than stressing or worrying about the future, just trust in the unfolding of the moment.
— Mark Hyman (via i-nimit-able)
DailyPBO: The President @ The 9/11 Museum Opening
Photos of the somber opening ceremony for the 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero. Click here for more on the dedication (and link to Obama’s speech).
Must read before tonight’s primaries in WVa and NE: How Big a Wave? The big question for 2014: Will we see a GOP ripple … or a tsunami?
for every high school student studying for ap tests:
- here are the dates
- studying tips if you need help
- make a to do list that actually works
- block distracting websites
- listen to calming sounds
- go to a coffee shop to work in
- make some healthy study snacks
- motivate yourself to hit the books
- learn pretty much everything
- cram packets for every ap test
- learn test taking strategies
- calm down if you’re stressed
- what to do when your day sucks
- pull an all nighter and still be functional
- be prepared the day of the test!