An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions
eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series
Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi and Sandra Buchholz
Chapter 1: Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry: The Effect of Changing Educational Pathways and Institutional Structures
In recent years, women have become increasingly successful in the educational systems of almost all Western societies, and they have now surpassed men in terms of educational attainment (Vincent-Lancrin 2008; Van Bavel 2012; DiPrete and Buchmann 2013). This process has been part of an educational expansion from which younger cohorts of females have profited more than their male contemporaries.