Education

  • Cynthia B. Costello
  • Vanessa R. Wight
  • Anne J. Stone

Abstract

The increasing educational attainment of American women in general is documented in this section, as are the troubling gaps between the educational “haves” and the “have-nots.” “Gulf” might be a better word to characterize the educational difference between the typical Asian/Pacific Islander woman and the typical woman of Hispanic origin: nearly 41 percent of Asian/Pacific Islander women in the United States are college graduates, about four times the comparable percentage of Hispanic women. (Among women age 25–34, the multiple is five.)

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© Women’s Research and Education Institute 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia B. Costello
    • 1
  • Vanessa R. Wight
    • 1
  • Anne J. Stone
    • 1
  1. 1.Women’s Research and Education InstituteUSA

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