OECD: Education and Employment – What are the Gender Differences?


The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has published, as part of its series Education Indicators in Focus, an abstract on the gender differences in education and employment. The publication shows that women in most of the OECD countries – although they are more qualified – are still underrepresented and disadvantaged in the labour market.

More women than men from 25 to 34 years have tertiary degree; nevertheless their labour market participation is lower and they earn around 25% less than men. The gender pay gap is even higher for women with a lower education level. Furthermore the labour market remains strongly segregated, for example engineering and computing are still male dominated areas.

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