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World Teachers' Day - Women teachers largely over-represented in primary education in the EU - Almost 40% of secondary school teachers had reached the age of 50

Brussels, 4 October 2016

In 2014, 2.1 million persons worked as primary school teachers in the European Union (EU). Women were largely predominant, accounting for 85% (1.7 million teachers). In secondary schools, including both lower secondary and upper secondary levels, there were 3.6 million teachers, of which 64% (2.3 million) were female.

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STAT/16/3303


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