Irish women more likely to have college education then men

Irish women are more likely to be college-educated than men, but work fewer hours.

The Central Statistics Office has published its report on Women and Men in Ireland for last year, which shows that men also have a higher rate of employment - and of unemployment - than women.

Men are more prominent in the labour force, with seven in ten men over 15 at work, compared to half of women.

Women are overwhelmingly more likely to work looking after the home or family.

Irish women have the joint highest fertility rate in Europe, alongside French women.

And men are more likely to die young from suicide and car accidents, as well as having a shorter life expectancy.

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