Blog 5: Gender Gap in College Enrollment
Women's college enrollment gains leave men behind http://t.co/uSsCEaWP1D
— Lauren H (@LminorH) October 7, 2015
1- This research looks at the number of men vs. women enrolled in college. it shows that women are steadily more enrolled at universities than men are. Another pattern it talks about is that it is seen amongst young Hispanics, but women outpaced men by 13%. Some have looked at the reasons for this and think that- as labor market barriers to women have been lowered the benefits of a college education became more for women than men. It also points out that the higher incidences of behavior and school disciplinary problems among young boys may play a part. The gap isn’t limited to hispanics, it stays consistent with white men and women.
2. The data from this study came from the Pew Research center and this center gets their data from an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau.
3. What different factors do you think contribute to these trends? Do you agree with the ones stated in the article? (Lessened labor barriers, disciplinary problems with boys) What about economic status’? Norms of society?