Summing Up the Gender Gaps
From the commentary:
Among 25-to-29-year-olds, 33 percent of women have earned at least a bachelor's degree compared with just 23 percent of men. This is the first generation of women to be more educated than their male counterparts.
This shift means that women will increasingly get the highly paid jobs while men will experience a drop in earnings. This is already happening.
Men in their 30's are the first generation to earn significantly less income than their fathers' generation did at the same age.
As jobs that require little education increasingly shrink, more and more men will become unemployed. In the current economy, unemployment is higher and rising faster for men than for women.
As the ratio of college-educated women to college-educated men continues to grow, increasingly fewer college-educated women are able to find college-educated men to marry.
Many of these women are choosing not to marry at all rather than marry non-college-educated men who are likely to earn significantly less than they do.