Women outnumber men on seniors learning courses in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/16
By: Chen Cheng-wei and Elaine Hou

Taipei, June 16 (CNA) A total of 233,000 seniors attended courses at 724 senior learning centers

(CNA file photo)

around Taiwan in 2016, 66.8 percent of whom were women, according to statistics released by the government on Friday.

In 2016, there were 724 senior learning centers in Taiwan, an increase of 227 on 2015, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said, citing statistics from the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Those learning centers offered 6,691 classes, which were attended by 233,000 seniors, an 18.8 percent increase on the previous year, the DGBAS said.

Among those who took classes in 2016, women accounted for 66.8 percent, it added.    [FULL  STORY]

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