This is not exactly government, but if our nation is changing, our government is going to have to adapt. And as an educator this speaks to the power of education as it can change a society. If American women are 1 1/2 times more likely to earn a BA degree, then perhaps it's not surprising that they are making more money than their male counterparts in their twenties. Here's a longer, but engaging article about the same study and the cultural consequences of women beating men. Just some food for thought.