The last ones in the class

Italy, the worst level of education in Europe, after Romania  
The last ones in the class
08 April 17:03 2018 Print This Article

Less than one in six people among those who are working age has a degree in Italy. This is the second worst data in Europe after Romania. This is what emerges from Eurostat’s provisional data on education levels in 2017. On the basis of these data Italy would have a negative record for male graduates with 13.7% of those aged between 15 and 64. In the age group, people with a degree are growing, from 15.7% in 2016 to 16.3%, but still far from the European average (27.7%). Between 25 and 34 years 26.4% of people are graduates, compared to 38.8% in the EU.

For women, the percentage of people with a college degree increases to 18.9% of people aged 15 to 64, the worst in the EU (29.7% the average) after Romania. From 2008 to today, women with a degree in Italy have earned 4.9 points against 7.8 of the EU average.

The situation improves slightly if you look at the band between 25 and 34 years: in this class of population Italy reaches 26.4% overall.

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