Women in Italy excel in education but more men employed

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 ROME – Women in Italy are higher-achieving in education than men, but are less likely to find work, according to new statistics.

 The 2019 statistics show that women are less likely to fail at school than men.

 63.8 per cent of women obtain a diploma and 34 per cent a degree, whereas for men the rates are 59.8 per cent and 21.7 per cent respectively.

 However, finding a job is much harder for women than for men, reports Il Messaggero.

 Il Messaggero reports that the divide in employment could be related to the gender divide in academic paths, as men are more likely than women to study information technology and engineering at university, and to opt for sciences at school.  These choices give them a significant advantage in finding work.