Slovenia’s women outperform men in education

Almost half of the employed women in Slovenia and a little more than a quarter of employed men had tertiary education despite there being more men than women in the country, data from the Slovenian statistical office found. [Shutterstock/l i g h t p o e t]

Almost half of the employed women in Slovenia and a little more than a quarter of employed men had tertiary education despite there being more men than women in the country, data from the Slovenian statistical office found.

The average age of women in Slovenia is 45.1 years and of those 1.045 million women, 39% are employed, and 29% are pensioners. Almost half of the employed women and a little more than a quarter of employed men had tertiary education. When it comes to managerial positions, 40% were filled by women in 2019, second only to Latvia in the EU.

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the Slovenian statistical office reported that, according to data gathered in 2019,  there are 1,045,000 women in the country, accounting for 49.8% of the total population. 

This is the first time since the beginning of the statistical data collection 160 years ago that men outnumber women in Slovenia. In the European Union, only three other countries, Luxembourg, Malta, and Sweden have more men than women. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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