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A look at gender gains and gaps in the U.S.

By Katherine Schaeffer

Pew Research Center

Delve into the evolving landscape of women's roles in the American workforce and society, where significant gains have been made alongside persistent challenges. Over the past half-century, women have achieved higher labor force participation, greater representation in college-educated roles, and increased presence in lucrative professions. However, gender disparities endure, particularly in top leadership positions across government and business sectors.

Explore the nuanced trends shaping women's experiences, from their outnumbering men in college-educated demographics to their rising prominence in high-paying occupations. Witness the transformative shifts within households, where the share of women as primary breadwinners has tripled since 1972. Despite strides in educational attainment and workforce integration, the gender pay gap remains largely stagnant, prompting critical reflections on systemic biases and workplace dynamics.

Uncover the realities of women's leadership trajectories, from legislative bodies to corporate boardrooms, where disparities persist despite mounting calls for gender parity. Navigate through public perceptions, which reveal divided opinions on the challenges women face in advancing their careers and attaining equitable representation. As Women's History Month approaches, engage with comprehensive analyses and surveys that illuminate the multifaceted journey toward gender equity in the United States.


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