Large increase in women’s educational attainment
December 08, 2006
The educational attainment level of working women age 25 to 64 rose substantially from 1970 to 2005.
About 3 in 10 women in the labor force held college degrees in 2005, compared with about 1 in 10 in 1970.
About 8 percent of women in the labor force in 2005 were high school dropouts, compared with 34 percent in 1970.
These data on women and education are from the Current Population Survey. To find out more, see BLS Report 996, Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2006 Edition).
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