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Swiss women are now as well educated as their male counterparts. However, progress remains to be made in the job market where both the supply and price of female labour are below that of men.
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
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This review is one of a series of country reports on postsecondary vocational education and training (VET) in OECD countries, prepared as part of an OECD study. The series includes reviews, (such as this one) involving an in-depth analysis of a country system leading to a set of policy recommendations backed by analysis.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
Public spending per pupil on pre-primary education is low in international comparison whereas spending on tertiary academic education per graduate is among the highest in the OECD.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
The Swiss education system performs well in many important dimensions. Remaining challenges include raising education outcomes of children with modest socio-economic background. Removing barriers to higher tertiary attainment could also help raise productivity.
Learning for Jobs, the initial report of the OECD policy review of vocational education and training, presents a set of policy recommendations to help countries make their vocational systems more responsive to labour market needs and boost economic growth.
In most countries, girls and boys now show similar results in the OECD’s PISA tests of 15-year-olds. But systematic assessment of gender differences shows that students are still being held back by their own gender-related perceptions.
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Die Studie zur Berufsbildung in der Schweiz ist Teil der OECD-Studie zur Berufsbildungspolitik “Learning for Jobs”, die einerseits aus Analysen und andererseits aus individuellen Länderstudien besteht.