More Women Getting College Degrees Than Men
Recently released Census Bureau figures tell a tale of a shifting American higher academic portrait as more women are getting bachelor’s and advanced degrees than their male counterparts, the Associated Press reported. “The educational gains for women are giving them greater access to a wider range of jobs, contributing to a shift of traditional gender roles at home and work,” AP said. “Based on one demographer’s estimate, the number of stay-at-home dads who are the primary caregivers for their children reached nearly 2 million last year, or one if 15 fathers.” The number of at-home moms was roughly 5 million, according to Census data.
A University of Michigan-Flint economics professor said that, given the new data, “Men now might be the ones more likely to be staying home, doing the more traditional child rearing.” (April 2011)