PRB Topic Feed: Education/Topics/Education.aspxPopWire: A Higher Share of Young Women Than Men Have Earned B.A.sAbout one-third of women ages 25 to 29 had a bachelor's degree or higher in 2007, compared with 26 percent of their male peers, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. 02/13/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/popwirefeb2008.aspx06bb8789-7d78-4c5d-83de-1ec03b38a5f816 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence span from November 25, International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women, through December 10, International Human Rights Day. During this period, PRB will highlight data and related materials on gender violence. 11/20/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/16-days-of-activism.aspx7efaa3e8-136a-49ae-90a3-2907d7ba8f96Educational Attainment Lags in the SouthIn 2000, high school dropouts were concentrated in the South. In three states (Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi) more than one in four people ages 25 and older did not graduate from high school.10/30/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/EducationalAttainmentLagsintheSouth.aspx70d833c3-7192-4dcc-9a14-784e45698429Low Education Levels and Unemployment Linked in AppalachiaIn 218 of 420 Appalachian counties, the share of working-age adults (ages 25 to 64) with at least a bachelor's degree failed to reach more than half the national average of 30 percent, according to <i>The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview From the 2006-2010 American Community Survey,</i> an Appalachian Regional Commission report prepared by the Population Reference Bureau. 03/28/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/appalachia-education-unemployment.aspx5df93482-7f90-47d5-a533-829c6acdf8beThe Gender Gap in College Enrollment and GraduationAmericans are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in college, and obtain degrees today than they were in 1970. A deeper look at these statistics, however, reveals that young women are now more likely to enroll in, and graduate from, college than young men. 04/14/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/gender-gap-in-education.aspx09a12f40-e917-43cb-98ff-cf3d49503a56Human Development Report Includes New Measures of Global Inequality, Gender Equity, and PovertyThe United Nations Development Programme's annual Human Development Report and its Human Development Index (HDI) provide an important yardstick in measuring global poverty by looking at poverty holistically, beyond just income.12/14/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/un-developmentreport-2010.aspxf826251e-8d6b-4ff6-b8eb-856f39fe720fCharter Schools Catching OnBoth demand by parents for greater school choice and political support for education reform in the U.S. have heightened the popularity of charter schools, but so far there is little evidence that charter school attendance boosts academic achievement.09/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/CharterSchoolsCatchingOn.aspxf61a51be-0540-4948-81c2-f529a2861fca2011 Human Development Report Links Environmental Degradation and InequalityThe United Nations Development Programme's 2011 report examines the relationship between environmental degradation and inequality. Environmental challenges increase inequality, while inequalities in human development such as income, health, and education can further strain the environment. 12/05/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/un-human-development-report-2011.aspxeaf83e60-a596-41fb-95a1-b59d6c94eb61Mothers' Reading Skills Linked to Improved Child Survival and Student AchievementIn Nigeria, where 10 percent of the world's deaths to children occur, literate mothers are much less likely to see their children die before their fifth birthday than their illiterate peers. While in the United States, Los Angeles mothers' reading skills are the greatest determinant of their children's academic achievement.08/22/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/mothers-reading-skills.aspxea3e9c0a-5157-4c0f-9eb6-93a4dc7e33deAfghan Women and Men Far Apart in LiteracyThe gap in male-female literacy in Afghanistan, which will undoubtedly widen as a result of the current government's draconian policies, offers a striking illustration of women's marginal status in that country. 06/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/AfghanWomenandMenFarApartinLiteracy.aspxe1031eec-abaf-496f-b10c-01dc20d044db