Young women value careers more than men, center reports

Young women have reversed the gender stereotype on work by saying they now value a high-paying career more than their male counterparts.

The results were published last week by the Pew Research Center.

“Reversing traditional gender roles, young women now surpass young men in saying that achieving success in a high-paying career or profession is important in their lives,” according to results of a survey released last week by the Pew Research Center. Two-thirds of young women ages 18 to 34 rate career high on their list of life priorities, compared with 59% of young men, Pew reported. That’s a shift from 1997, when 56% of young women and 58% of young men felt the same way.

Pew also reported a rise in the share of middle-aged and older women who say being successful in a high-paying career or profession is important. “Today, about the same share of women and men ages 35 to 64 share this view.”