They should provide trustworthy sources of product information and recommendations.
And they should offer tools that will help consumers weigh their options by identifying the product features that are most relevant to them.
These figures may give pause to those who in recent years have questioned whether a college degree is still worth earning or whether expanding the ranks of the college-educated population is an effective generator of economic growth.
They certainly underline the growing realization that a college degree is a must-have in the contemporary job market.
But they generally leave the workforce and the career track after a few years to have a family.
Japanese cultural values have a lot to do with women dropping out of the workforce in their twenties— mothering is considered an occupation in and of itself in Japan—but there are also practical reasons why women leave so early.
That was up from 51 percent in 1999 and is the largest such gap in EPI’s figures dating to 1973.