Some findings in a new White House report, "Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being":


• Unemployment rates for women have risen less than for men in recent recessions.

• After decades of significant increases, the labor force participation rate for women has held steady in recent years.

• Women are more likely than men to be in poverty.


• Women earn the majority of conferred degrees overall but earn fewer degrees than men in science and technology.

• More women than men have received a graduate education.

• Women students score higher than men on reading assessments and lower than men on mathematics assessments.


• Less than half of all women meet the federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity.

• More than one-third of all women age 20 and older are obese.

• More women than men report having a chronic medical condition.

• Women are almost 40 percent more likely than men to report difficulty walking.