April 15, 2016
By: Daniella Soloway
Along with the ubiquitous debate for equal pay between females and males comes the fact that the workforce has seen dramatic demographic changes.
John Burns, CEO of Burns Real Estate Consulting, is working on a book to shed light on these demographic shifts and their effects on businesses and individuals.
He shared some very surprising facts about gender changes throughout the years that are mind-blowing. Here are some of the statistics:
- The number of women in the workforce nearly doubled from 33% in 1948 to 60% in 1999
- Women now hold almost 47% of jobs in the U.S.
- More women graduate from college than men (37% versus 31%)
- 38% of women now earn more than their male spouses
- 41% of women in 2012 opted to parent alone (compared to just 5% in 1960)
For additional insight on gender in CRE’s workforce, turn to CREW’s Benchmark Study.