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2002, 80 % of girls received an education providing professional competence, compared
with 70.5 % of boys.
the remaining 20 %, 12 % of girls matriculated, while 8 % left the education system
after 9th/10th grade. Among the remaining 29.5 % of boys, 8.7 % matriculated, while
20.8 % left the education system after 9th/10th grade. (Matriculation means that
a student passed the matriculation examination and/or has begun vocational studies
9th/10th grade, 64.4 % of girls choose an upper secondary education and 46.7 % of
boys. (46.9 % of girls versus 34.1 % of boys end their studies upon matriculating.
18.5 % of girls go on to vocational education following an interruption and 13.6
% of boys do the same. 4-5 % of both boys and girls transfer from vocational training
to upper secondary education).
are almost equally likely to choose language and mathematics concentrations in general
upper secondary schools, whereas boys overwhelmingly opt for math. This means that
the math concentration has almost the same number of boys and girls, while 90 % of
the students in language studies are girls and only 10 % are boys. More boys than
girls choose technical schools, and more girls than boys choose business trade schools.
% of girls go on to pursuing higher education (KVU, MVU and LVU) compared with 35.1
% of boys.
boys than girls receive a technical/trade degree: 28.3 % among boys versus 8.5 %
are more likely than boys to earn a business school degree, at 11.9 % versus the
boys' 6.5 %.
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