Younger CT women shift toward degrees in sciences, away from education

Younger people are earning bachelor’s degrees in education at a far lower rate than older age groups, and gender gaps in science and engineering have narrowed, new Census data show. Nationwide, just 8.9 percent of 25- to 39-year-olds with bachelor’s degrees studied education, compared with 12.7 percent of 40- to 64-year-olds and 23.5 percent of people aged 65 and older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey five-year estimates.

Younger businesses have larger share of minority, women owners

About 7 percent, or 4,884, of Connecticut businesses with paid employees are less than two years old, according to new Census data made public Thursday. The U.S. Census Bureau published its inaugural 2014 “Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs” data, a survey that is meant to supplement the Survey of Business Owners done every five years.