Women now make up the majority of the college-educated workforce, but men are still paid more

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Women have made up the majority of people with bachelor’s degrees since 2007, Pew notes, but it wasn’t until 12 years later that they accounted for the majority of the college-educated workforce.

That’s because college-educated women are less-likely to be working than men in large part because they face barriers to participating in the workforce, said Chandra Childers, a study director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

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