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Ministry of Social Affairs

Educational attainment of women and men differs by region

More than half of women aged 25–64 had tertiary education compared with just over third of men at the same age in 2017. Around 56% of women and 43% of men in the capital region had tertiary education but 41% of women and 20% of men in other regions. On the other hand 39% of men and 26% of women in the capital region had upper and post-secondary education compared with 47% of men and 29% of women in other regions. The share of people with compulsory education only was roughly twice as high outside the capital region as in it.

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