The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

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The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

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Young women in OECD countries now often obtain more schooling than young men, but continue to be less likely to study in the lucrative science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
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Country
Female share of graduates from bachelor’s programmes, %, 2014 or latest
Female share (%) of bachelor’s graduates in STEM, %, 2015 or latest
Australia AUS 58.7 34
Austria AUT 58.8 32.5
Belgium BEL 60.7 21.4
Canada CAN 59.9 38.3
Chile CHL 53.2 20.7
Czech Republic CZE 62.7 34.5
Denmark DNK 60 30
Estonia EST 38.6
Finland FIN 59.5 23.8
France FRA 35.9
Germany DEU 48.5 22.3
Greece GRC
Hungary HUN 60.4 31
Iceland ISL 62.5
Ireland IRL 26.7
Israel ISR 59.5 32.5
Italy ITA 58.7 38.4
Japan JPN 45.4 15.4
Korea KOR 29.7
Luxembourg LUX 57.5 16.9
Latvia LVA 63 31.8
Mexico MEX 53.4 32.3
Netherlands NLD 56.5 24.2
New Zealand NZL 59.8 36.7
Norway NOR 63.2 31.1
Poland POL 41.4
Portugal PRT 60.2 36.3
Slovak Republic SVK 63.5 34.3
Slovenia SVN 61.1 32.4
Spain ESP 60.1 31.5
Sweden SWE 69.1 38.1
Switzerland CHE 48.8 17.6
Turkey TUR 50 40.9
United Kingdom GBR 55.7 38.5
United States USA 57.3 36.3
Colombia COL 57.4 35.9
Costa Rica CRI 63.7 33.8
Lithuania LTU 61.6 28.7
Brazil BRA 33.2
China CHN 51.5
India IND 49.4 40.3
Indonesia IDN 52.4 34.1
South Africa ZAF 61.1
Russia RUS 57.3 32.4
OECD OECD 31