ReportsApril 19, 2012

A Gender Reversal On Career Aspirations

In a reversal of traditional gender roles, young women now surpass young men in the importance they place on having a high-paying career or profession.

ReportsApril 13, 2012

Women, Work and Motherhood

A sampler of recent Pew Research survey findings.

Multi-section ReportsDecember 22, 2011

Women in the U.S. Military: Growing Share, Distinctive Profile

The women who serve in today’s military differ from the men who serve in a number of ways.

All Things CensusAugust 17, 2011

Gender and Education

The gender gap in college education is the subject of a new Pew Research Center report that includes analysis of public opinion data and of Census Bureau statistics. Women surpass men among recent college graduates, and women also have a more positive view of the value of a college education. The report includes Current Population […]

Multi-section ReportsAugust 17, 2011

Women See Value and Benefits of College; Men Lag on Both Fronts, Survey Finds

At a time when women surpass men by record numbers in college enrollment and completion, they also have a more positive view than men about the value higher education provides.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 6, 2011

Two Years of Economic Recovery: Women Lose Jobs, Men Find Them

During the sluggish two-year recovery from the Great Recession, men have gained 768,000 jobs while women have lost 218,000 jobs. This new gender gap in employment trends represents a sharp turnabout from the recession itself, when men lost more than twice as many jobs as women.

All Things CensusJune 25, 2010

Census Data on Childless Women

A new report on childless women from the Pew Research Center uses data from the Current Population Survey to track recent trends and describe this group’s demographic characteristics.

Multi-section ReportsJune 25, 2010

Childlessness Up Among All Women; Down Among Women with Advanced Degrees

Nearly one-in-five American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with one-in-ten in the 1970s. While childlessness has risen for all racial and ethnic groups, and most education levels, it has fallen over the past decade for women with advanced degrees.