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ERIC Number: ED013887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 24
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TRENDS IN EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF WOMEN.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
SINCE 1900 THERE HAS BEEN A STEADY GROWTH, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A SLIGHT DECLINE BETWEEN 1940 AND 1950, IN THE NUMBER OF GIRLS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL -- 57,000 IN 1900, 367,000 IN 1930, AND 1.3 MILLION IN 1965. THE NUMBER OF WOMEN FIRST-TIME ENROLLEES IN COLLEGE WAS 32 PERCENT OF THE NUMBER OF WOMEN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES IN 1948, 40 PERCENT IN 1958, AND 46 PERCENT IN 1965. THE NUMBER OF WOMEN EARNING BACHELOR'S AND FIRST PROFESSIONAL DEGREES INCREASED FROM 5,000 IN 1900 TO 49,000 IN 1930, AND TO 219,000 IN 1965. WOMEN EARNED ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL FIRST-LEVEL DEGREES IN 1900 AND 1910, AND ABOUT 40 PERCENT IN 1930 AND 1940, 24 PERCENT IN 1950, AND 41 PERCENT IN 1965. THE NUMBER OF WOMEN EARNING MASTER'S AND OTHER SECOND-LEVEL DEGREES WAS 300 IN 1900, 6,000 IN 1930, AND 36,000 IN 1965. THE NUMBER OF WOMEN EARNING DOCTOR'S DEGREES WAS 23 IN 1900, 353 IN 1930, AND 1,775 IN 1965. THERE IS A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE INCREASED EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF WOMEN AND THEIR INCREASED LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
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