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Women Pass Men In College Degrees

Item: In a first, women surpass men in advanced degrees/Hope Yen, Associated Press

More Info: Census figures show women outnumber men for the first time when it comes to finishing college and holding advanced degrees. The findings released Tuesday come amid record shares of women in the workplace and a steady decline in stay-at-home mothers. Among adults 25 and older, 10.6 million in the U.S. who earned a master's degree or higher were women, compared to 10.5 million men. Women, however, still lag men in subcategories such as business, science and engineering.

Question: Who holds more undergraduate and advanced degrees in your family, the males or the females?



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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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