More Girls Graduate
The 2010 census is showing us a lot of things: we have a lot of people in this country that speak a myriad of different languages and we are moving to the west again, just like in the pioneer days.
Some data, however, is breaking the traditional "American Values" trends. Like the number of Mr. Mom's out there is on the rise in a big way. The number of kids raised by one parent is also on the rise.
A new figure released by census.gov this week shows another game-changing shift: More women than men are leaving college with degrees. Among adults 25 and older, 10.6 million women have master's degrees or higher, compared to 10.5 million men. Women have also picked up the pace in bachelor's degrees. About 20.1 million women have them, compared to 18.7 million men.
The biggest effect of this shift in education seems to be in child-rearing. 20 years ago a mom was expected to stay home and look after the kids and, if you had a one income family, dad was the one working. The new census shows as many as 1 in 5 stay-at-home parents is the father, not mother.