Women in America Report

Brad M. Griffin | Mar 23, 2011

The White House recently released a report entitled Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being, pulling from a host of data sources. The results are a mixed bag of good and bad, but worth looking over and potentially using as a discussion tool for older teenagers about gender in America. Following up on Karas posts last week on gender and education, this fleshes out some additional ways gender plays out in our culture.

Among the notable findings in education alone: more females take AP exams than males in high school, women outnumber men in enrollment in undergraduate and graduate programs nationwide, and more women than men earn college and graduate degrees across every ethnic subgroup. Yet, disparity still exists in math scores between women and men, as well as math, science, and technology-related degrees and careers (all still dominated by men). Girls top boys in reading scores at twelfth grade.

Lots of reasons to both celebrate and advocate for girls issues in our culture.

Brad M. Griffin

Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, blogger, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith books, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, and the series Can I Ask That?: 8 Hard Questions about God and Faith. Brad and his family live in Southern California.


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