WASHINGTON, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Profile America — Wednesday, March 1st. This is Women's History Month — a time to recognize the often overlooked vision, courage, and accomplishments of the nation's women. One example is Clara Barton, who ministered to wounded soldiers in the Civil War and went on to found the American Red Cross. Another is Grace Hopper, a long-serving naval officer who was a pioneer in computer programming. In recent years, women have excelled in educational attainment. In 1960, men received two-thirds of all college degrees. Today, about 24.5 million women hold bachelor's degrees, while the figure for men is 22 million. Women also lead in master's degrees, with 10.5 million having that distinction. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Clara Barton/accessed 12/28/2016: http://www.redcross.org/about-us/history/clara-barton
Grace Hopper/accessed 12/28/2016: http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/Files/hopper-story.html
Educational attainment/Current Population Survey/"All Races" table: https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/demo/tables/educational-attainment/time-series/cps-historical-time-series/taba-2.xlsx
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau