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Education > Share of university qualifications awarded to females: Countries Compared

Jon Harvey, Staff Editor

Author: Jon Harvey, Staff Editor

The ranking of countries on this graph would be affected by both the level of participation and the level of achievement as it is for the awarding of the Qualifications. This got me wondering what might have contributed to the obvious educational advantages that females in some nations seem to enjoy.
I compared this graph with the order in which countries adopted female suffrage.


Out of the top 10 countries in this graph 8 were also amongst the first 10 countries to give females the right to vote. The length of time between these two occurances is around 100 years so it would be difficult to draw a direct link.
One could suggest that these countries still have a very progressive outlook on social issues such as equality and education.
An even more obscure link could be that females in these countries got a \"head-start\" on females of other countries by getting the vote so many years ago.


DEFINITION: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 67% 2000
2 Portugal 65% 2000
=3 New Zealand 64% 2000
=3 Norway 64% 2000
=5 Sweden 60% 2000
=5 Hungary 60% 2000
=7 Finland 59% 2000
=7 Canada 59% 2000
=7 Spain 59% 2000
=10 Australia 57% 2000
=10 United States 57% 2000
=10 Thailand 57% 2000
=10 France 57% 2000
14 Italy 56% 2000
15 Ireland 55% 2000
=16 Zimbabwe 54% 2000
=16 United Kingdom 54% 2000
=16 Netherlands 54% 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 52.29% 2000
=19 Mexico 52% 2000
=19 Slovakia 52% 2000
=21 Czech Republic 51% 2000
=21 Denmark 51% 2000
23 Belgium 50% 2000
24 Tunisia 49% 2000
25 Austria 48% 2000
26 Jordan 47% 2000
27 Germany 46% 2000
28 Switzerland 42% 2000
29 Turkey 41% 2000
30 Japan 37% 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Share of university qualifications awarded to females. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO Institute of Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Share-of-university-qualifications-awarded-to-females

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STAT
COUNTRIES COVERED
Advanced research degree 29
First degree 31
Second degree 24

Interesting observations about Education > Share of university qualifications awarded to females

Canada ranked first for share of university qualifications awarded to females amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2000.
All of the top 2 countries by share of university qualifications awarded to females are Christian.
Iceland ranked first for share of university qualifications awarded to females amongst High income OECD countries in 2000.
All of the top 3 countries by share of university qualifications awarded to females are European.
Portugal ranked first for share of university qualifications awarded to females amongst European Union in 2000.
All of the top 2 countries by share of university qualifications awarded to females are Heavily indebted.
Sweden ranked first for share of university qualifications awarded to females amongst Non-religious countries in 2000.
Germany ranked last for share of university qualifications awarded to females amongst Eurozone in 2000.
United Kingdom ranked last for share of university qualifications awarded to females amongst English speaking countries in 2000.
Turkey ranked last for share of university qualifications awarded to females amongst NATO countries in 2000.

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The ranking of countries on this graph would be affected by both the level of participation and the level of achievement as it is for the awarding of the Qualifications. This got me wondering what might have contributed to the obvious educational advantages that females in some nations seem to enjoy.
I compared this graph with the order in which countries adopted female suffrage.


Out of the top 10 countries in this graph 8 were also amongst the first 10 countries to give females the right to vote. The length of time between these two occurances is around 100 years so it would be difficult to draw a direct link.
One could suggest that these countries still have a very progressive outlook on social issues such as equality and education.
An even more obscure link could be that females in these countries got a \"head-start\" on females of other countries by getting the vote so many years ago.


Posted on 17 Jan 2005

Jon Harvey, Staff Editor

Jon Harvey, Staff Editor

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