Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Education Pursued Differs Between Men and Women

The percentage of Oregon women with a bachelor's degree or higher education has more than tripled from 8.2 percent in 1970 to 28.6 percent in 2009. This is a much faster growth rate than the increase in their male counterparts, growing from 14.1 percent of the population with bachelor's degrees or higher education in 1970 to 29.7 percent in 2009.

Among the population aged 18 to 34 years old, the percentage of Oregon women with college education is greater than men in every higher education category. As we look at educational attainment levels of Oregon's older population (age 45 and over), however, men have higher percentages of their population than women with college degrees.

Want more info? Read the full article on education by gender, written by Workforce Analyst Shawna Sykes.

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