China Reports a Decline in the Education Gender Gap

Data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics shows that women in China ages 18 to 64 have had an average of 8.8 years of education compared to 9.1 years for men. The gender gap in average years of education has decreased from 1.5 years in 2000 to 0.3 years in 2010.

The report found that 33.7 percent of women in China had completed a high school education and 14.3 percent of women held a college degree.

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