Young Women More Career-Driven Than Men, Survey Finds

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young women men career drive

In a startling reversal, more young women than young men now rank a high-paying career as one of their life priorities, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. Sixty-six percent of women ages 18 to 34 said a well-compensated career was "one of the most important things" or "very important," compared to 59 percent of their male peers.

Not only are young women more ambitious than young men, they're more ambitious than anyone has been in the last 15 years.

In 1997, young men placed a high-paying career higher-up on the life list than women, at 58 percent to 56 percent, but neither of them come close to the drive of young women today.