ERIC Number: ED476260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Women and Men in the United States: March 2002. Population Characteristics. Current Population Reports.
Spraggins, Renee E.
This report compares the status of women and men on such measures as age, marital status, educational attainment, occupation, income, and poverty status. Findings are based on data collected by the Census Bureau in the Annual Demographic Supplement to the March 2002 Current Population Survey. Overall, women slightly outnumber men in the total population, and the sex ratio varies by race and Hispanic origin. The Hispanic population has the highest sex ratio, reflecting their younger age distribution. Women age 65 and older are four times more likely to be widowed than their male counterparts, and men are more likely than women to never have been married. Men are more likely than women to have earned a bachelor's degree or higher. Women and men are not equally represented in all professions. Even though women have made progress in entering occupations predominantly held by men, the majority of women are still in traditional "female" occupations. Earnings differ among men and women, with women more likely to have lower earnings. Income levels vary by family type. Women are more likely than men to live in poverty. Poverty rates are highest for children. (SM)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Educational Attainment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Income, Females, Males, Marital Status, Poverty, Racial Differences, Salaries, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Wages
U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-8800. E-mail: pop.census.gov.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.