This publication compiles a series of statistical data on the comparative success of girls and boys since entering school to entering into working life. It highlights gender differences in youth pathways and success, choice of orientation and further education between girls and boys, which have subsequent implications in terms of employment and the gender professional and wage inequalities.
It also emphasizes that girls’ academic success does not always translate into better professional integration. For instance, if girls do find job at the end of vocational training in the service fields, this is not the case in the areas of productive professions. Once the finish university, girls enter the labour market as well as their male counterparts, but have neither the same level of qualification nor the same salary.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.