BRUSSELS, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Dutch women between 25 and 34 are better educated than their male counterparts and a majority of university enrollments are now women, figures from Dutch national statistics agency CBS showed on Wednesday.
The percentage of women between 25 and 34 that have completed higher education has risen to 36 percent in the 2005/06 academic year, while the percentage of men has remained stable at 32 percent, data showed.
In the age bracket from 55 to 64, only 17 percent of women have completed higher education, compared to 29 percent of men.
In the 2005/06 academic year, 56 percent of graduates from Dutch universities of applied sciences were women, and 53 percent of graduates of academic universities were women.
Dutch women also tend to complete their study in a shorter period of time and are on average a year younger than men at graduation.