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BRA Research Report Informs Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement

Jun 18, 2014

Women-in-Boston_4-14-14_FINAL_Page_01.pngThe BRA Research Division released a document this week to help contribute to and inform the work of the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement. The document, titled “Women in Boston,” provides a demographic overview of women in the city and includes details on age, race, ethnicity, nativity, educational attainment, labor force characteristics, and more. It also includes information on three key issue areas for women in Boston: poverty, the pay gap between men and women, and female-owned businesses.

Some key findings in the document include:
  • Boston's women are very well-educated, with 38.6% having a Bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 28.2% of U.S.women.
  • Boston's women also participate in the labor force at a higher rate than U.S. women, with 65.9% of Boston's women in the labor force, compared to 59.2% of U.S. women.
  • Female-owned businesses contribute almost $7.6 billion to Boston's Gross City Product and $208 million in tax revenue.
Please visit the Population & Demographic Research section of the BRA website to view this document and additional information on Boston's population and economy.


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