Thursday, April 19, 2012
Pew Research Report: Gender Reversal on Career Aspirations
Young Women Now Top Young Men in Valuing a High-Paying Career. (Pew Research, 4/19/2012)
Excerpt: Reversing traditional gender roles, young women now surpass young men in saying that achieving success in a high-paying career or profession is important in their lives. Two-thirds (66%) of young women ages 18 to 34 rate career high on their list of life priorities, compared with 59% of young men. In 1997, 56% of young women and 58% of young men felt the same way.
There has also been an increase over the last 15 years in the share of middle-aged and older women who say being successful in a high-paying career or profession is "one of the most important things" or "very important" in their lives. Today, about the same share of women and men ages 35 to 64 share this view.