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The life of women and men in Europe

Oct 18, 2017 | News

(18 October 2018) – Statistics can help to better understand the diversity and characteristics of the life of Europeans, by highlighting similarities and disparities between women and men. This is the aim of the new digital publication ‘The life of women and men in Europe – a statistical portrait’, issued today by Eurostat.

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Our lives are filled with different milestones, such as starting school, leaving the parental home and starting work, getting married, having children, retiring…

When it comes to education, employment, careers and earnings, but also childcare, health and nutrition habits, or cultural, sports and internet habits, there are large differences between women and men but also between EU Member States.

‘The life of women and men in Europe – a statistical portrait’ presents easily understandable statistics through short texts, graphs and interactive visualisation tools. Readers will also be able to test their knowledge in a quiz.

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