A look at women's education and earnings since the 1970s

According to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the educational attainment of women ages 25 to 64 in the labor force rose substantially from 1970 to 2016. In 2016, 42 percent of these women held a Bachelor’s degree and higher, compared with 11 percent in 1970. In 2016, 6 percent of women had less than a high school diploma—that is, did not graduate from high school or earn a GED—down from 34 percent in 1970.

The full report can be accessed here.