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Launch of first major OECD report on gender and education - Thursday 5 March 2015

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Originally appeared on the OECD site on 26 February 2015.

Women still earn on average 15% less than men in OECD countries and at the top of the pay scale, 21% less. The different careers men and women pursue are one of the reasons for the gender pay gap. In advance of International Women’s Day (8 March), the OECD will launch a new report which suggests those career choices may be made much earlier than commonly thought. With new data and analysis from the OECD’s PISA survey, “The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence” examines the reasons for and impact of the different performances of girls and boys at school and what parents, teachers and employers can do to narrow the gender gaps.

The following media events are planned (all local times):

Wednesday 4 March (under embargo) All times local

Berlin (OECD Centre, Schumannstr. 10) – 16.00 p.m. – videoconference with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills. To register, please contact Antonie Kerwien (tel. + 49 30.28.88.35.41).

Tokyo – 16.30 p.m. – videoconference with Yuri Belfali, Head of the OECD’s Early Childhood and Schools Division. At the OECD Tokyo Centre, 3rd floor, Nippon Press Centre Building, 2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0011. To register, contact Naoko Kawaguchi, OECD Tokyo Centre (+ 81.3 5532.0026).

Washington – 17.00 p.m. – webinar with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills. For more information, contact Miguel Rodriguez-Gorman, OECD Washington Centre (+ 1 202 822 3865).

Thursday 5 March (under embargo until 11 a.m. CET)

London – 08:55 a.m. – media briefing with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills, hosted by the Education and Employers Taskforce, at the City of Westminster College, Paddington Green Campus, 25 Paddington Green, London W2 1NB. To register contact Caroline Tourrier, OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 80 99).

Paris – 11.00 a.m. – news conference with OECD education analysts Eric Charbonnier and Francesca Borgonovi. At the OECD. To register, contact Caroline Tourrier, OECD Media Division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 80 99).

Madrid –12:30 p.m. – news conference with OECD Deputy Secretary-General Stefan Kapferer and Montserrat Gomendio Kindelan, State Secretary for Education, Vocational Training and Universities at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Ronda de Atocha n. 6 (entrance by Nouvel Building) 28012 Madrid. To register, email Carmen Maceiras of the Education Ministry.

Public webinar on 5 March – 17.00 p.m. Paris time - with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director of Education and Skills and Francesca Borgonovi, OECD education analyst. To register, go to https://oecd1000.webex.com/oecd/onstage/g.php?d=957222122&t=a, password: OECDEDU.

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For further information, to register for the news conferences or for a copy of the report under embargo, journalists are invited to contact the OECD’s Media Division (tel: + 33 1 45 24 97 00 or news.contact@oecd.org). Copies will be sent under embargo on Tuesday 3 March.


 

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