Irish women ahead of men in education

Irish women are better educated than men, but gravitate toward particular types of training, new data confirms.

9th March, 2014

Irish women are better educated than men, but gravitate toward particular types of training, new data confirms.

Figures released last week by the EU's statistical service Eurostat, to mark International Women's Day, showed 57.9 per cent of young women in Ireland have a third-level education, compared to 44 per cent of men.

Almost 80 per cent of health and welfare graduates in Ireland are female, as are 76 per cent of graduates in the education and training...

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