Tuesday, 3 April 2012

What kinds of careers do boys and girls expect for themselves?

PISA in Focus number 14 (March 2012) provides an brief overview of expectations of 15-year-olds across OECD countries.

In brief:
  • On average, girls are 11 percentage points more likely than boys to expect to work as legislators, senior officials, managers and professionals
  • Only 5% of girls in OECD countries, on average, expect a career in engineering and computing, while 18% of boys expect a career in these fields.
  • In every OECD country, more girls than boys expect a career in health and medicine.
Full report (PDF 4pp)

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