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Latest items for AFE-DATA-1

July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the achievements with regard to women’s access to all levels of education, noting that women complete upper secondary education 30.7 per cent more often than men. It also notes that women account for 60 per cent of all university students" (page 10).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"It should be noted that at the ages of 3 or 4 and 13 or 14, the start and end points of basic education, male enrolment is 3 per cent higher than female. After the age of 15, however, female enrolment outstrips male by 4.9 per cent. The gap continues to widen in secondary and tertiary education, a pattern that repeats itself year after year (Table 25). Apart from university education (Tables 26 to 28), high school was the stage where female participation was greatest (53.8 per cent in middle school and 54.9 per cent in upper middle). Males, on the other hand, slightly predominated in primary and initial education...more
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 58% of 1,864 GMAT examinees were female (2).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 40% of 1,680 GMAT test takers in France were female (8).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 34% of 1,333 GMAT test takers in Germany were female (8).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 61% of 1,216 GMAT examinees were female (2).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 46% of 755 GMAT test takers in Greece were female (8).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 64% of 40,069 GMAT examinees were female (2).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 57% of 1,980 GMAT examinees were female (2).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 58% of 3,449 GMAT examinees were female (2).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The United States was the country with the largest number of exams taken by female citizens—45,735 (39%) of the total 116,546 exams taken by US citizens in TY 2011" (2).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 28% of 448 GMAT test takers in the UK were female (8).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 27% of 503 GMAT test takers in Italy were female (8).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In 2014 women continued to participate in tertiary education (including all post-school provider-based education) at a higher rate than men. Twelve per cent of women were participating in tertiary education in 2014, compared to 8.7 per cent of men. Tertiary education participation in 2014 varied significantly by ethnic group" (page 17). Table 2, Women's participation in tertiary education in 2014 by ethnic group, shows that among all women, 11.6% attended tertiary education; most of these women were Maori (17.3%), followed by Pacific (13.4%), European (11.2%) and Asian (9.1%). Most of these women were between ages 18 and 24 (page 17). "Women (56 per cent) are more likely to complete their...more
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In secondary education the number of students is growing rapidly in all grades. Gender asymmetry is practically non-existent; the sex ratio is close to 1:1. The ratio between the sexes in primary and secondary education is 100 boy students for every 96 girls. That is due to the prevalence in the population of male children and youth" (26). "The gender features of the composition of the students in the basic vocational schools reflects a prevalence of men, which, in turn, reflects the broader composition of the blue-collar occupations, whose young members are prepared in that type of educational institution. The proportion of girls enrolled in basic vocational education was 42.6...more
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned about the high dropout rate and underrepresentation among girls and women in vocational training and higher education, in particular in deprived rural areas and refugee communities . . . the school attendance levels of girls and women with disabilities are low, and educational opportunities for women and girls with disabilities are insufficient; . . . in parts of the south-east of the State party, it is reported that nearly 50 per cent of girls are illiterate and even more do not continue education after primary school" (page 13).
June 3, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"85 percent of women had completed some form of higher education, compared with 68 percent of men," (71).
May 29, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"School attendance rates were lower for girls than for boys, and the dropout rate was higher for girls" (11).
May 29, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"School enrollment rates for girls were lower than for boys, although the gender disparity continued to decrease. Overall, 17 percent of school-age girls, compared to 11 percent of school-age boys, never attended school" (21).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about...The low enrolment and dramatic progressive decline in completion rates of girls at the secondary school level, particularly in rural areas, owing to extreme poverty and child labour by girls" (10).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the high enrolment rate of women and girls at all levels of education, in particular tertiary education, where their participation is considerably higher than that of men" (9). "The Committee is, however, concerned about...The absence of a gender impact assessment of the implementation of the strategy for education of Roma and the lack of statistical data, disaggregated by sex and age, on school enrolment, attendance and dropout rates among Roma girls at the primary and secondary levels" (9-10).
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In 2014, 90 per cent of females and 83 per cent of males between 20 and 24 years had attained a Year 12 or formal qualification at Certificate II or above. In 2014, 42 per cent of females and 31 per cent of males between 25 and 29 years had attained a Bachelor Degree or above" (Pg 27). "Career education and vocational learning is delivered to secondary students within the broader curriculum to help build greater awareness of the work world. It includes learning delivered in live or simulated work places and career education. In 2013, there were 239,734 secondary students aged 15 to 19 years enrolled in a VET...more
April 23, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"There were substantial differences in the education profile of men and women at postsecondary level. In higher education the number of female students enrolled in applied technology programs was much smaller than the number of men enrolled" (41).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Key findings: . . . The net attendance ratio drops from 76% in primary schools to 23% in secondary schools. Girls are more likely to attend primary school than boys, whereas there are no major differences by gender in secondary school attendance" (page 21). "Overall, about 1 in 4 females (24%) age 6 and older have no formal education, compared with about 1 in 5 males (19%). However, once girls and boys enter school, their completion rates are similar. One in 3 females and 1 in 3 males have completed primary school (32%), 7-8% of females and males have completed secondary education, and 1-2% of females and males have completed...more
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Half of respondents have completed primary school (50% of women and 48% of men), but never continued on to secondary school. Women are less likely than men to attend any secondary schooling (23% of women and 28% of men have attended secondary or higher level). Women are also less likely to attend any school (15% of women have no education compared with 8% of men), and less likely to attend primary school without completing it (12% of women and 16% of men) (Tables 3.2.1 and 3.2.2). Trends: The median number of school years completed has increased from 5.1 to 6.5 years among women and from 6.1 to 6.5 among men...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The education system continues to display considerable disparities related to gender, geographical area and place of residence. In 2011-2012, gross enrolment ratio (GER) at the national level was 81.1 among boys and 78.1 per cent among girls" (10). "Revealing an imbalance between boys and girls from the very beginning of the education system, the primary education gross admission rate (GAR) was 86.9 per cent for boys and 84.4 per cent for girls (with a 2.6 point difference) in the 2010-2011 school year and 93.2 per cent for boys and 92.3 per cent for girls (with a 0.9 point difference) in the 2012-2013 school year. A similar trend has characterized the...more
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"However, it notes that, women nevertheless remain underrepresented in the Federal National Council and in the judiciary and that, while they account for 71.6 per cent of university students, they represent only 15 per cent of faculty members" (pg 8).
April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Around 5,000 Afghan girls were enrolled in school in 2001. In 2011, there were 2.4 million, a 480-fold increase...In 2009 approximately 22% – around 446,682 – of female students were considered longterm absentees. The percentage of girls in universities is increasing year by year. In 2006, girls formed 20% which reached to 22% in 2007 and 24.8% in 2009" (Pg 6). "The total number of students in grades 1-12 is 7,381,331 and 2,749,553 of them are girls" (Pg 7). "'We still have 1.2 million girls of school age who do not have access to schools,' said Catherine Mbengue, UNICEF Country Representative in Afghanistan (Pg 8).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Rates of enrolment of Kuwaiti females at all stages of education, particularly secondary and higher education, are higher than those for males" (9). ". Indeed, we find that enrolment of females exceeds that of males in both general and higher education, at 52 per cent and 66 per cent, respectively" (20). "The indicator of equality which measures the number of girls per 100 boys confirms a marked increase from 98 in 1991 to 112 in 2012" (20). "In 2014, there were 2,643 female students studying in 19 countries around the world" (21).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"While the Committee recognizes the high level of investment in education by the State party, it notes with concern the absence of data disaggregated by age, ethnicity and social status on the access of girls to education, in particular girls’ enrolment, completion and dropout rates at all levels of education" (9).