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Gender enrolment gap in PSE to grow

According to a new report from the OECD, Higher Education to 2030, Canadian post-secondary institutions may be enrolling almost twice as many female students as male students by 2025. More from University World News:

Women will account for more than 70% of higher education students in Austria and England and for an average of 59% across the developed world by 2025, a new OECD report indicates.

The report, Higher Education to 2030, said in 2005, 55% of higher education students in the 30 OECD nations were women and women accounted for 60% or more of higher education enrolments in Norway, Sweden and Iceland. But by 2025, 10 nations would have student bodies that were 60% or more female and the OECD average would be 59%, the report said.

Only Japan, Korea and Turkey were expected to still have fewer women students than men by 2025. Japan’s student population was expected to be 48% female, Korea’s 40% and Turkey’s 43% by 2025 – projections that included minimal growth from present figures.

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