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Table 472. Percentage of bachelor's and higher level degrees awarded to women, by field of study and country: 2010
Country All fields1 Education Humanities and arts Health and welfare Social sciences, business and law Personal, transport, environmental protection, and security services Engineering, manufactur-
ing, and construction
Sciences, mathematics, and computer science Agricul-
ture
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 77.4 66.6 74.2 57.6 52.4 27.2 41.6 64.2 43.8 45.9 19.7 53.6
Australia3 56.7 74.6 63.8 75.3 53.9 55.0 24.3 37.3 55.1 48.1 39.9 19.6 55.4
Austria 53.1 78.7 66.4 66.1 56.0 44.5 24.7 35.0 66.8 34.9 37.0 15.4 62.6
Belgium 54.6 75.9 65.3 65.5 58.0 39.2 25.4 35.5 51.4 33.2 44.4 10.3 54.3
Canada3 59.8 76.7 64.6 83.4 57.8 59.6 23.5 49.0 62.6 44.8 42.4 17.9 57.5
Chile 56.6 72.2 60.2 70.0 51.5 52.4 26.1 33.0 52.4 41.8 47.7 16.6 47.8
                           
Czech Republic 59.3 79.6 71.5 79.2 67.3 42.7 23.9 38.6 70.4 46.6 51.7 12.5 59.9
Denmark 59.7 74.4 65.5 80.1 52.3 23.0 32.0 37.3 67.4 38.4 36.2 20.9 72.9
Estonia 68.8 97.4 80.8 85.3 71.4 68.3 37.8 49.5 72.1 51.2 82.5 25.3 56.5
Finland 60.0 81.7 74.3 86.4 66.4 76.4 21.5 46.3 76.2 50.3 47.5 28.4 55.3
France3 54.5 76.4 71.8 60.2 60.5 42.5 30.1 37.6 62.7 38.7 36.1 15.8 54.8
                           
Germany 55.3 73.7 73.1 69.4 53.5 55.1 22.0 44.3 67.4 42.7 61.4 15.3 54.1
Greece 61.8 76.1 78.2 59.4 64.5 # 40.7 47.6 69.1 49.3 47.9 38.5 47.6
Hungary 63.5 80.2 73.4 78.1 67.9 60.6 22.6 39.4 70.2 47.8 54.7 17.7 48.9
Iceland 67.0 83.8 68.8 87.6 59.0 69.8 40.3 47.9 73.5 43.4 23.1 18.8 63.2
Ireland 57.4 76.1 61.6 80.3 54.4 52.2 20.7 42.0 59.8 44.4 30.8 21.9 52.8
                           
Israel 57.4 81.1 59.5 76.9 56.2 72.7 26.3 44.1 62.8 40.2 37.4 25.1 54.2
Italy 59.4 91.5 74.3 67.9 58.0 50.3 32.7 52.4 70.9 40.7 53.4 15.0 33.0
Japan 41.6 59.4 68.8 56.4 35.3 90.2 11.1 25.6 38.4
Korea, Republic of 47.2 71.1 66.6 65.0 43.5 34.3 23.3 39.2 48.4 46.9 54.8 20.9 39.4
Mexico 55.0 72.9 58.3 65.7 59.2 25.0 28.5 48.0 59.2 40.3 44.2 41.7 35.4
                           
Netherlands 56.7 79.7 57.3 74.7 53.3 53.2 19.5 22.7 62.3 24.2 32.0 10.9 55.2
New Zealand 60.6 80.7 63.9 79.2 56.7 53.0 30.2 44.3 58.9 45.8 47.8 23.6 55.1
Norway 60.9 74.9 58.7 82.5 55.7 46.0 26.7 36.2 74.7 38.5 31.1 19.7 57.8
Poland 65.7 80.2 76.1 74.9 68.6 55.6 33.3 45.4 73.1 65.3 66.3 16.0 56.2
Portugal 60.1 84.7 61.1 78.3 62.6 45.6 30.9 54.2 69.6 49.2 60.2 23.7 58.0
                           
Slovak Republic 64.2 78.2 69.2 83.7 68.8 44.3 31.4 42.9 69.8 53.0 54.9 11.7 47.1
Slovenia 65.1 84.0 77.5 77.0 69.0 58.6 32.8 49.7 72.9 44.7 52.9 13.4 63.6
Spain 59.4 75.6 64.6 76.3 60.2 55.9 33.9 41.0 66.9 51.3 51.1 19.0 48.8
Sweden 63.7 79.7 62.3 82.7 60.9 51.5 29.4 47.0 66.1 48.3 36.2 24.4 63.6
Switzerland 50.7 71.8 62.2 68.4 46.9 51.6 19.5 34.4 52.9 32.3 31.8 8.2 71.0
                           
Turkey 46.1 57.0 58.0 60.6 42.5 31.7 28.1 44.8 60.9 43.3 49.1 23.3 33.3
United Kingdom 55.2 75.9 62.2 74.0 54.3 61.2 22.6 37.5 50.8 42.6 40.3 18.7 65.8
United States 57.7 77.8 58.9 79.3 54.4 55.0 21.7 43.5 57.9 39.4 41.6 21.1 50.6
                           
Other reporting countries                          
Argentina3 59.7 80.0 71.4 67.7 60.7 46.8 31.8 50.3 71.1 60.2 69.2 27.2 38.3
Brazil 62.8 76.8 52.4 77.2 57.0 71.4 28.3 37.8 72.0 45.1 45.7 18.4 40.7
China 46.8
Indonesia 53.1 55.5 52.3 53.3 55.2 # 50.7 52.8 # 53.0 52.3 53.0 52.4
Saudi Arabia 65.0 70.1 71.8 50.2 58.1 3.6 73.4 81.3 75.3 79.0 59.4 24.0
South Africa3 58.1 73.3 63.1 73.3 57.9 70.4 27.0 46.5 64.9 48.8 37.6 34.3 45.9
—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 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, to which each country reporting data contributes equally.
3 Data are for 2009 instead of 2010.
NOTE: Data in this table refer to degrees classified by 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 Luxembourg are not shown because tertiary students study for only 1 year in Luxembourg.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, 2012. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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