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ERIC Number: ED014591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 2
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FACT SHEET ON EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF NONWHITE WOMEN.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
NONWHITE WOMEN AND MEN HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN RAISING THEIR LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DECADES. THE MEDIAN YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED BY NONWHITE WOMEN AND MEN 25 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER IN MARCH 1966 WERE 9.6 YEARS AND 8.8 YEARS RESPECTIVELY. COMPARABLE MEDIANS IN APRIL 1940 WERE 6.1 YEARS AND 5.4 YEARS. MOST ADVANCEMENT WAS EVIDENCED BY THOSE IN THE 25-29 AGE GROUP. IN MARCH 1966 THE MEDIAN YEARS OF SCHOOL COMPLETED BY NONWHITE WOMEN OF THIS GROUP WERE 11.9 AND BY NONWHITE MEN, 12.1 YEARS. IN CONTRAST, THE FIGURES IN APRIL 1940 WERE 7.5 AND 6.5 YEARS RESPECTIVELY. ANOTHER INDICATION OF INCREASED LEVEL OF EDUCATION WAS THE RISING PROPORTION OF THE POPULATION 5-19 YEARS OF AGE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL. IN 1966, 87 PERCENT OF THE NONWHITE GIRLS AND 90 PERCENT OF THE BOYS OF THAT AGE GROUP WERE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL COMPARED TO 33 PERCENT AND 29 PERCENT IN 1900. IN MARCH 1966 ABOUT 55 PERCENT OF THE NONWHITE WOMEN 25 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER HAD GONE BEYOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COMPARED WITH 31 PERCENT IN OCTOBER 1952. IN 1966, 10 PERCENT OF BOTH NONWHITE WOMEN AND MEN HAD SOME COLLEGE TRAINING, AND FOUR PERCENT OF THE WOMEN AND 5 PERCENT OF THE MEN WERE COLLEGE GRADUATES. THE MEDIAN SALARY OR WAGE INCOME OF NONWHITE WOMEN IN 1965 WAS ONLY 66 PERCENT OF THAT OF NONWHITE MEN. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
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