Women’s socioeconomic status rising in Taiwan: DGBAS

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/05
By: Chen Cheng-wei and Y.F. Low

Taipei, March 5 (CNA) The socioeconomic status of women in Taiwan has been increasing 40461905as their levels of education increase, according to a report released Saturday by the government.

The percentage of tertiary-educated women has exceeded that of men since 2012.

In 2015, 45 percent of women aged 15 years old and above had a college education or higher, compared with 39.3 percent for men, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said.

Women’s overall labor force participation rate continued to rise to reach 50.7 percent, which reflects women’s growing desire to maintain economic independence, the DGBAS said.

However, the labor force participation rates of women between the ages of 30 and 64 remained significantly lower than those of men’s, with the gaps ranging from 14.5 percentage points to 30.4 percentage points.     [FULL  STORY]

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