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Dutch STEM Gender Gap

VU International News and Reviews No. 100 October 30 2017

October 2017

The OECD has published The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle, showing how well – or not – countries are doing in implementing policy measures aimed at reaching gender equality goals. The report builds on the OECD Gender Initiative from 2010 with the flagship 2012 publication Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now!. The country report for the Netherlands shows that women in the Netherlands have higher levels of educational attainment than men, but there are lower proportions of women in relatively lucrative STEM fields: 27,5% against an OECD average of 39,2%. These averages are 38,2% for France and 46,1% for the United Kingdom.

 

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