Friday, October 31, 2008

Educational Attainment of Men vs. Women

I was under the impression that, on average, men have been more educated then women up until very recently. But, according to this graph from The Race between Education and Technology, men only held the lead briefly from 1930-1950.

College graduation rates on the other hand show a different story, more in line with what I expected. Men held the lead until 1960, but have now fallen 5% behind women.

Aside: As I was reading this book, I realized that I enjoy reading charts and graphs much more than reading words. I wish there were more books that were made up of nothing but charts and graphs like Understanding USA. Unfortunately, the chart and graph genre is sorely underrepresented at the book store.

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