Women still have a higher educational level than men

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The score for the indicator that measures the balance in educational levels between men and women has fallen every year since 2008. In 2014, however, the score has flattened out from the year before. There is, however, still an imbalance between male and female educational levels. An increasingly higher share of women compared to men are attaining a higher education. We find the biggest disparity between male and female educational levels in the county of Finnmark, where the proportion of men with a higher education is 19.5 per cent and the proportion of women is 32 per cent. Finnmark has the lowest score on the indicator. Oslo gets the highest score on the indicator because the proportion of men and women with a higher education is almost equal, with 46 and 49 per cent respectively.

Despite the fact that there has been an increase in the proportion of female municipal councillors and female managers, that women have higher educational levels than men, and that men and women participate in the labour market to almost the same degree, Norway still has a highly gendered labour market. This is especially prominent in indicators for part-time work and average gross income.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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