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Document Number: 5812

Trends in Educational Equity for Girls & Women: 2004 - This report evaluates the education status and trends of girls and women through numerous indicators linked to preprimary through postsecondary education, and such outcomes as employment and median earnings. Among the findings: Females were more likely to matriculate in college immediately after high school; were, among 16-to-24-year-old full-time college students, more likely to be employed, though they were less likely to work 35 or more hours a week; were more likely to complete a bachelorís degree; and were more likely to enroll in adult education. However, in 2000, the median earnings of males and females differed considerably, both among workers with a bachelorís degree or higher, and those with a high school diploma or GED. An executive summary also is available. (Catherine E. Freeman, National Center for Education Statistics, November 2004)...


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