๐Ÿ’ผ Workforce Gender Gap. China's Green Leap. Female Longevity.

Chart of the Day #9

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Today's Topics

  • ๐Ÿ’ผ Workforce. Women Lead Doctoral Workforce Participation.
  • โ™ป๏ธ Renewables. China Renewables Out-Generate US and Europe.
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Female Longevity. Females Live Longer than Males in the US.

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๐Ÿ’ผ Women Lead Doctoral Workforce Participation

As educational levels ascend, it becomes apparent that both men and women exhibit higher levels of participation in the labor force. Generally, men tend to display higher overall participation rates than women. However, a noteworthy exception emerges at the doctoral degree level, where 78.2% of women participate in the labor force, surpassing the participation rate of 76.6% for men.

The gender disparity in labor force participation rates diminishes with increased educational attainment, which is evident when examining data at different educational levels. Below the high school diploma level, men demonstrate a participation rate of 58.1%, in stark contrast to women's rate of 33.3%. In contrast, at the professional degree level, the gap narrows significantly, with men exhibiting a participation rate of 79.9% and women at 75.1%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

โ™ป๏ธ China Renewables Out-Generate US and Europe

China's growth in renewable power marks a turning point in the global energy landscape. Surpassing the United States in 2016 signalled a significant leap, and the subsequent overhauling of Europe in 2021. China's journey to out-generate all of Europe and the United States catalyzes international collaboration, urging nations to prioritize renewable solutions and work collectively towards a more sustainable and resilient energy future.

Source: Energy Institute Statistical Review of World Energy

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Females Live Longer than Males in the US

The female-male life expectancy gap in the US has widened to its broadest point in almost 25 years. According to CDC data, the difference in life expectancy between women and men reached nearly 6 years in 2021. However, this is a drop from 1975 when the gap peaked at 7.8 years.

The CDCโ€™s latest Vital Statistics Report revealed that overall life expectancy (in large part due to Covid-19 deaths) had fallen to 76.4 years, down from 78.8 only 2 years prior,  concurrent with a 2.8-year decrease in life expectancy at birth for males, to just 73.5 years.

While this poses a challenge, they present an opportunity for proactive measures, research, and policies that can contribute to a more equitable and resilient healthcare system in the face of ongoing health challenges.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics

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