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Table 425. Percentage of bachelor's and higher level degrees awarded to women, by field of study and country: 2009
  All fields1 Education Humanities and arts Health and welfare Social sciences, business and law Services Engineering, manufactur-
ing, and construction
Sciences, mathematics, and computer science Agricul-
ture
Country Total Life sciences Physical sciences Mathematics and statistics Computer science
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
OECD average2 58.0 76.8 65.8 74.8 57.5 54.0 26.3 40.6 63.4 43.8 45.8 19.2 52.2
Australia3 56.2 74.0 64.1 75.6 53.4 54.0 24.8 37.1 55.2 49.5 37.7 19.6 57.2
Austria 54.2 80.3 65.6 67.1 57.6 38.7 25.5 33.3 68.5 31.4 37.7 17.5 62.2
Belgium 54.8 75.8 64.2 64.1 57.8 40.7 27.2 38.3 56.9 33.4 43.1 6.8 49.2
Canada3 59.8 76.8 64.6 83.2 57.9 60.4 23.5 49.3 62.7 45.0 42.4 17.8 57.7
Chile 57.5 74.3 61.3 70.4 52.6 45.5 27.5 35.8 58.4 40.6 47.3 22.1 46.4
                           
Czech Republic 59.0 78.5 69.7 81.1 66.0 42.4 25.6 39.0 70.5 49.1 51.9 13.3 57.6
Denmark 60.2 72.5 64.9 80.1 52.4 24.2 31.8 37.2 62.5 38.2 42.6 20.2 73.6
Estonia 68.7 92.1 79.6 84.0 71.4 68.8 37.6 50.4 74.8 47.6 72.9 28.8 53.4
Finland 62.7 83.6 74.0 85.6 68.0 77.6 22.8 46.0 76.4 48.4 47.8 27.0 59.1
France 54.0 74.6 72.2 59.3 59.5 42.3 28.8 38.4 62.8 38.8 38.6 16.5 54.4
                           
Germany 55.1 72.5 73.3 68.4 52.1 55.9 22.3 43.8 66.6 42.8 62.7 15.6 53.4
Hungary 65.0 78.7 74.7 80.4 70.4 59.9 24.2 35.0 66.2 44.8 45.6 19.5 50.3
Iceland 66.2 84.5 63.6 85.4 62.1 84.6 35.3 40.2 67.6 35.8 11.1 21.1 26.7
Ireland 59.5 74.2 65.5 83.1 55.1 54.3 21.2 44.1 57.6 41.5 46.7 23.4 51.3
Israel 57.4 83.3 60.2 77.8 55.1 76.1 24.2 46.8 63.0 45.1 44.1 24.6 56.4
                           
Japan 41.1 59.3 68.1 56.6 34.4 90.6 10.8 25.2 38.7
Korea, Republic of 46.4 71.6 66.3 63.0 42.1 33.6 22.5 38.6 47.9 45.9 56.5 20.1 38.1
Mexico 54.8 72.0 58.9 64.1 58.8 59.7 28.3 42.8 58.5 55.6 42.8 36.4 34.8
Netherlands 56.5 81.1 56.7 75.2 52.4 53.4 18.7 21.1 58.0 25.3 31.1 10.2 51.7
New Zealand 61.0 81.2 65.0 79.5 57.5 52.2 29.8 44.4 60.0 43.2 48.7 23.0 47.8
                           
Norway 61.3 74.5 58.7 82.4 55.8 41.9 24.5 36.5 70.5 42.2 33.6 13.1 59.5
Poland. 65.0 77.8 76.1 72.8 68.2 54.9 33.6 44.0 72.4 64.3 67.5 16.3 56.3
Portugal 59.1 85.3 60.9 78.5 63.4 46.3 29.4 55.9 70.4 52.8 69.7 26.9 55.1
Slovak Republic 64.2 78.2 66.7 85.9 68.6 45.0 31.1 42.1 68.4 50.7 56.0 10.6 42.8
Slovenia 65.3 84.2 75.6 72.9 68.3 57.7 31.0 45.5 71.2 45.6 51.1 10.4 59.8
                           
Spain 59.9 78.7 64.5 75.9 60.7 58.2 33.9 41.5 67.3 53.4 53.1 19.7 50.2
Sweden 64.0 79.3 61.3 82.3 62.0 59.0 28.4 46.4 65.8 49.1 34.7 24.1 61.3
Switzerland 49.7 74.3 62.1 68.3 46.8 47.5 19.1 32.8 50.5 31.2 27.5 8.9 63.5
Turkey 46.0 54.6 60.1 62.6 42.4 32.6 26.7 44.3 61.9 41.7 46.4 23.3 34.9
United Kingdom 55.7 76.3 62.2 74.1 54.8 60.3 22.5 38.2 51.7 42.6 40.7 19.0 63.9
United States 57.6 77.7 58.9 79.3 54.2 55.3 21.4 43.5 58.6 39.3 41.9 20.8 49.7
                           
Other reporting countries                          
Brazil 62.9 79.7 58.2 75.2 55.7 70.7 28.8 40.4 70.7 44.6 44.0 17.9 39.6
China 46.7
Indonesia3 47.2 49.6 47.0 47.1 47.9 # 44.9 47.1 # 47.1 47.0 47.1 47.1
—Not available.
#Rounds to zero.
1 May contain fields not shown in this table.
2 Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting OECD countries, to which each country reporting data contributes equally.
3 Data are for 2008 instead of 2009.
NOTE: Data in this table refer to degrees classified by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) level 5A (first and second award) or level 6. ISCED 5A, first award, corresponds to the bachelor's degree in the United States; ISCED 5A, second award, corresponds to master's and first-professional degrees in the United States; and ISCED 6 corresponds to doctor's degrees. Data for Greece, Italy, and Luxembourg are not available.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, 2011. (This table was prepared July 2011.)

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