Analytics, Education and Science, Latvia

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 22.09.2020, 04:57

Number of young Latvians with higher education growing faster than in OECD countries on average

BC, Riga, 10.09.2020.Print version
- From 2009 to 2029 the number of 25 to 34 years-old Latvians with higher education grew by 12 percentage points, while across all member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) the increase was 9 percentage points, according to the OECD's annual report Education at a Glance 2020, referred LETA.

The OECD report shows that last year, 44% of Latvia's adults in the age group of 25 to 34 years had higher education as compared to 45% in all OECD member states. 

In all OECD countries women are more likely than men to obtain higher education, according to the report. In Latvia, 55 percent of women and 34 percent of men in the age group of 25 to 34 years had higher education in 2019. Across OECD countries, by comparison, 51% of women and 39% of men in this age group had obtained higher education. 

If the current trend continues, 14% of adults in Latvia will join college study programs before the age of 25 as compare to an average of 10 percent in all OECD countries. In Latvia, women make up 60% of all people studying in these programs, whereas across OECD countries their proportion in these study programs is 52%. 

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