eurostat newsrelease: 8 March 2014: International Women’s Day In 2012, 40% of young women had completed tertiary education compared with 32% of men

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Who are more likely to leave school early – women or men? What proportion of young women have a degree? Which fields of tertiary education are the most popular among women and which are the least? Are a higher or a lower proportion of women than men in employment? Do women or men more often work part time? What is the difference in earnings between women and men? How have fertility rates changed over the last decade? Answers to these questions can be found in this News Release, published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014. The tables in this News Release only show a small part of the large amount of gender based data available at Eurostat. A dedicated section on the topic of gender equality is available on the Eurostat web site.

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