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Women in


America: A Different Generation


BY JONATHAN GRONER 30


The role of women in American society has evolved significantly over the past generation. The more-educated female population rears fewer children and is closing the wage gap, but inequality persists. New data offer insights to the changing role for American women.


EARNINGS BY EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT


(Median weekly earnings of full-time workers age 25 and older, annual averages, 2009)


$1,400 $1,200 $1,000 $800 $600 $400 $200 $0


years and older


Total, 25


Less than a high school diploma


High school graduates, no college


Some college or associate degree


Bachelor’s degree and higher


Men Women


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