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** Education & Training ** 
 

  1. Percentage of illiterates among 15-24 years old (1990) 
    • AFGHANISTAN: Women: 88,9%; Men: 54,2 %
    • ARMENIA: Women: 0,1 %; Men: 0,1%
    • AZERBAIDJAN: Women: 0,1 %; Men: 0,1%
    • BAHRAIN: Women: 3,4%; Men: 2,7%
    • BANGLADESH: Women: 72,8 %; Men: 55,4%
    • BHUTAN: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • BRUNAI: Women: 1,9 %; Men: 1,9 %
    • CAMBODIA: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • CHINA: Women: 13,0 %; Men: 4,0%
    • CYPRUS: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • EASTERN TIMOR: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • GEORGIA: Women: 0,1%; Men: 0,2%
    • HONG-KONG: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • INDIA: Women: 59,7%; Men: 33,7%
    • INDONESIA: Women: 4,9%; Men: 2,6%
    • IRAN: Women: 18,8 %; Men: 7,5 %
    • IRAQ: Women: 19,6 %; Men: 11,5 %
    • ISRAEL: Women: 1,2%; Men: 0,6 %
    • JAPAN: Women: ...%; Men: ... %
    • JORDAN: Women: 3,5 %; Men: 1,9 %
    • KAZAKHSTAN: Women: 0,2 %; Men: 0,3 %
    • KOREA (NORTH): Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • KOREA (SOUTH): Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • KUWAIT: Women: 15,9 %; Men: 9,3 %
    • KYRGYZ REP.: Women: 0,3 %; Men: 0,3 %
    • LAOS: Women: ... %; Men: ... %
    • LEBANON: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • MACAO: Women: 5,8 %; Men: 4,9 %
    • MALAYSIA: Women: 16,8 %; Men: 10,2 %
    • MALDIVES: Women: 4,7 %; Men: 6,6 %
    • MONGOLIA: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • MYANMAR: Women: 18,6 %; Men: 11,4 %
    • NEPAL: Women: 85,1 %; Men: 54,9 %
    • OMAN: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • PAKISTAN: Women: 75,1 %; Men: 54,6 %
    • PHILIPPINES: Women: 3,1 %; Men: 3,7 %
    • QATAR: Women: 8,7 %; Men: 11,4 %
    • SAUDI ARABIA: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • SYRIA: Women: 41,0 %; Men: 11,2 %
    • SINGAPORE: Women: 0,9 %; Men: 1,1 %
    • SRI LANKA: Women: 9,8 %; Men: 8,1 %
    • TAJIKISTAN: Women: 0,3 %; Men: 0,3 %
    • THAILAND: Women: 2,1 %; Men: 1,5 %
    • TURKEY: Women: 11,6 %; Men: 3,4 %
    • TURKMENISTAN: Women: 0,3 %; Men: 0,2 %
    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Women: 15,5%; Men: 19,0%
    • UZBEKISTAN: Women: 0,3 %; Men: 0,3 %
    • VIETNAM: Women: 7,4 %; Men: 6,8 %
    • YEMEN: Women: 88,1 %; Men: 38,3 %
      Sources: Wistat & Unesco (United Nations)
  2. Percentage of illiterates among, 25 years old and more (1990) 
    • AFGHANISTAN: Women: 97,6 %; Men: 77,3 %
    • ARMENIA: Women: 2,4 %; Men: 0,8 %
    • AZERBAIDJAN: Women: 5,7 %; Men: 1,5 %
    • BAHRAIN: Women: 30,8 %; Men: 13,6 %
    • BANGLADESH: Women: 86,6 %; Men: 62,5 %
    • BHUTAN: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • BRUNAI: Women: 24,0 %; Men: 9,6 %
    • CAMBODIA: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • CHINA: Women: 54,0 %; Men: 23,0 %
    • CYPRUS: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • EASTERN TIMOR: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • GEORGIA: Women: 1,8 %; Men: 0,6 %
    • HONG-KONG: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • INDIA: Women: 80,6 %; Men: 50,2 %
    • INDONESIA: Women: 33,5 %; Men: 15,8 %
    • IRAN: Women: 57,0 %; Men: 35,3 %
    • IRAQ: Women: 53,3 %; Men: 31,4 %
    • ISRAEL: Women: 9,3 %; Men: 3,7 %
    • JAPAN: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • JORDAN: Women: 40,6 %; Men: 14,7 %
    • KAZAKHSTAN: Women: 4,9 %; Men: 1,2 %
    • KOREA (NORTH): Women: ... %; Men: ... %
    • KOREA (SOUTH): Women: ... %; Men: ... %
    • KUWAIT: Women: 38,9 %; Men: 25,5 %
    • KYRGYZ REP.: Women: 6,1 %; Men: 1,9 %
    • LAOS: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • LEBANON: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • MACAO: Women: 20,3 %; Men: 8,2 %
    • MALAYSIA: Women: 62,2 %; Men: 30,2 %
    • MALDIVES: Women: 11,3 %; Men: 10,1 %
    • MONGOLIA: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • MYANMAR: Women: 33,3 %; Men: 15,6 %
    • NEPAL: Women: 93,4 %; Men: 74,0 %
    • OMAN: Women: ...%; Men: ...
    • PAKISTAN: Women: 89,2 %; Men: 68,3 %
    • PHILIPPINES: Women: 8,7 %; Men: 7,2 %
    • QATAR: Women: 35,2 %; Men: 25,7 %
    • SAUDI ARABIA: Women: ...%; Men: ...%
    • SYRIA: Women: 76,3 %; Men: 35,9 %
    • SINGAPORE: Women: 21,4 %; Men: 6,0 %
    • SRI LANKA: Women: 22,0 %; Men: 9,0 %
    • TAJIKISTAN: Women: 4,9 %; Men: 1,7 %
    • THAILAND: Women: 25,2 %; Men: 11,8 %
    • TURKEY: Women: 40,3 %; Men: 13,1 %
    • TURKMENISTAN: Women: 4,8 %; Men: 1,7 %
    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Women: 38,3 %; Men: 29,5 %
    • UZBEKISTAN: Women: 5,8 %; Men: 2,2 %
    • VIETNAM: Women: 22,5 %; Men: 8,3 %
    • YEMEN: Women: 96,6 %; Men: 49,1 %
      Sources: Wistat & Unesco (United Nations)
  3. Percentage of women among university teachers (1990) 
    • AFGHANISTAN: 22%
    • ARMENIA: ...%
    • AZERBAIDJAN: ...%
    • BAHRAIN: 20%
    • BANGLADESH: 12%
    • BHUTAN: 20%
    • BRUNAI: 18%
    • CAMBODIA: ...%
    • CHINA: 30%
    • CYPRUS: 42%
    • EASTERN TIMOR: ...%
    • GEORGIA: ...%
    • HONG-KONG: 27%
    • INDIA: 19%
    • INDONESIA: 8%
    • IRAN: 19%
    • IRAQ: 22%
    • ISRAEL: 32%
    • JORDAN: 13%
    • KAZAKHSTAN: ...%
    • KYRGYZ REP.: ...%
    • KOREA (NORTH): 17%
    • KOREA (SOUTH): 21%
    • KUWAIT: 6%
    • KYRGYZ REP.: ...%
    • LAOS: 25%
    • LEBANON: 24%
    • MACAO: 30%
    • MALAYSIA: 24%
    • MALDIVES: ...%
    • MONGOLIA: 30%
    • MYANMAR: ...%
    • NEPAL: 16%
    • OMAN: ...%
    • PAKISTAN: 17%
    • PHILIPPINES: 57%
    • QATAR: 33%
    • SAUDI ARABIA: 27%
    • SYRIA: 17%
    • SINGAPORE: 17%
    • SRI LANKA: 18%
    • TAJIKISTAN: ...%
    • THAILAND: 51%
    • TURKEY: 32%
    • TURKMENISTAN: ...%
    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 6%
    • UZBEKISTAN: ...%
    • VIETNAM: 33%
    • YEMEN: 12%
      Sources: Wistat & Unesco (UNITED Nations)

The statistics used here are from the United Nations, The World' Women 1995 - Trends and Statistics (United Nations publications, Sales No. E.95XII.2 (In French, F.95. XII.2) and are quoted with permission. Further information on United Nations gender statistics may be found at the United Nations Statistics Division's Internet home page http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd

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