Education: Men lead women in exam stakes

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Men are more likely than women to have been to university or college, according to a Government report. They are also more likely to have A- levels.

There are, however, striking differences between different age groups. While women aged 40-59 are much more likely to have no qualifications compared to their male counterparts, men aged 16-24 are slightly more likely to have no qualifications compared to women the same age.

The Labour Market Trends survey published by the Government, shows that 21 per cent of men of working age have higher education qualifications compared with 19 per cent of women. Around 16 per cent of men and 21 per cent of women have no qualifications.

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