Here are some statistics I stole (citing my sources, of course) from a book called Mismatch: The Growing Gulf Between Men and Women by Andrew Hacker (Scribner):
*Sorry, Canadian readers, Hacker only cites U.S. information. Also, this book was published in 2003 and therefore the stats are not as updated as I would like, but I still find them interesting.
- "When the Bureau of the Census looked at wives aged 25 to 34 who had bachelor's degrees, it discovered that 35.6 percent of their husbands had a lower level of schooling.
- Figures from the Department of Health and Human Services show that 60.7 percent of divorces were initiated by wives, 32.5 percent were begun by husbands, and 6.8 percent were filed together.
- The National Center for Education Statistics tells us that among the graduates of dental schools, 40.1 percent are now women, compared with 0.9 percent in 1970. And women now receive 68.5 percent of veterinarians' degrees, up form 5.8 percent in 1970.
- The National Center for Health Statistics also has figures going back to 1970, which show that 72.9 percent of women college graduates began having children before they reached thirty. Now only 35.7 percent are giving birth that early.
- When the Internal Revenue Service looked at people who made more than $1 million a year, it found that 93.1 were men and 6.9 percent were women."