Millennial Women Are More Educated Than Men, But Are Still Paid Less

by Jillian Berman

Young women are reaping the benefits of the women’s movement when it comes to education, but they’re still waiting for equal pay.

About 36% of women ages 25-34 — or so-called millennials — have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared with about 28% of men who are the same age, according to a report released Wednesday by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a Washington-based think tank focused on women’s economic issues.

The report, which is part of a larger IWPR project called the Status of Women in the States, found that the gap in education is wider than the difference in education between men and women overall. About 29% of both men and women of all ages have a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the report.

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