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Findings of two new reports presented by the Federal Statistics Office show that while men over 60 are four times more likely to hold a degree than women, women aged 30-39 have reported to have spent just eight fewer months in school than men, and those between 20 and 29 spent the exact same amount of time in education.

Despite increasing hours in the classroom, jobs seen as the traditional preserve of men continue to remain out of reach for many women, especially those with children. Statistics show that while the jobless rate for men and women without children is about the same, the unemployment rate for mothers with children under six is four times higher than that of men.

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