Men left behind as gender gap in education widens
The gender gap in higher education has widened further in Finland. While nearly every second 30—34-year-old woman in the country had a higher education degree in 2012, fewer than one in three of their male contemporaries did. In the age bracket, the gap has thereby widened to over 17 percentage points. In older age groups, however, the gender gap remains notably narrower. Of the 50—55-year-old population, 20 per cent of women and 18 per cent of men had a higher education degree in 2012.