Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor sit with former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and others at the Seneca Women Global Leadership Forum, April 2015, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. (AP Photo)

(American Progress) – Women make up a majority of the U.S. population.

Women are 50.8 percent of the U.S. population.

  • They earn almost 60 percent of undergraduate degrees and 60 percent of all master’s degrees.
  • They earn 47 percent of all law degrees and 48 percent of all medical degrees.
  • They earn more than 38 percent of master’s degrees in business and management, including 36 percent of MBAs, and 47 percent of specialized master’s degrees.
  • They account for 47 percent of the U.S. labor force and 49 percent of the college-educated workforce.


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