If we look at the statistics of the US Department of Labor, we see interesting and surprising information about women in working life. There are plenty of examples in this regard. 57% of the workforce in the USA is woman. So which professions do women prefer the most?
Let’s see now:
- Teaching (primary and secondary education)
- Secretariat (administrative staff)
- Child, elderly care in the health sector
- Sales consultant
- Sales manager
- Senior management
According to data from the Ministry of Labor, 31 million of women working in the United States are mothers. The children of 9.1% of these mothers are under 3 years old. 8.9% are children under the age of 6. So at preschool age. 6.2% of working women are between the ages of 6/17. Children of 70% of working women are under the age of 18. 26% of those working in the computer and math related sectors are women.
There are up to 20% wage gap between women and men in many places. Men earn more than women in many sectors. Child care is a serious problem in the USA. Since many workplaces do not have nurseries, most mothers cannot work full time or spend a lot of money on childcare. According to many experts, this challenge is one of the reasons why women today have children later or do not want children.
According to the PEW Research Center, 80% of women between the ages of 40 and 44 had children in 2006. Fertility age in women has exceeded 40.
The average age of women to have children in America was 26. In 1994, this number was 23. In 1994, 53% of women became mothers at the age of 24. In 2014, this number decreased to 39%.
Generally, the level of education is directly linked to how many children women have. For example, the number of children remained the same among women who were not university graduates 20 years ago. According to PEW, women who have a high level of education prefer being a mother at a much later age. The rate of becoming a mother among women with a doctorate was 65% in 1994. In 2014, 80 percent of these women became mothers.
It is now more common for women to have children without getting married. 31 percent of women who never married in 1994 had at least one child. In 2014, this rate increased to 55%. In 1994, the proportion of married women having older children was 88 percent. In 2014, this rate increased to 90 percent.
In summary, women are not afraid of getting married, having children, or climbing to the top of the ladder of success.