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European Commission - EUROSTAT

World Teachers' Day - Women teachers over-represented at early stages of education in the EU - More than 1 in 3 teaching staff in the EU aged 50 or older in 2013

Brussels, 2 October 2015

In 2013, 8.3 million persons worked as teaching staff (from pre-primary to tertiary level) in the European Union (EU), of which 5.8 million (70%) were women. Women were largely predominant in the early stages of education, representing 95% of all teachers at pre-primary education level and 85% at primary level. In contrast, the majority of teaching staff at tertiary education level were men (59%).

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