Report: Irish women most educated in Europe

Just under 60% of young women in Ireland have received a third level education, compared to 44% of men in the same age bracket.

The average for the rest of Europe hovers around the 40% mark for women and 32% for men according to figures released today by Eurostat.

Only 8% of young Irish women are early school leavers, compared to 21% of Spanish women and 3% of Slovenian women.

However, just 55% of Irish women are in employment which is below the EU average of 58%.

You can view the report in full here.

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