Girls outperform boys at school in almost every subject, and more women than men now go to university.
Women also go on learning at a higher rate than men throughout their working lives and beyond.
Why is this so? There are 3 reasons:
First, women are more likely to be employed in the public sector, which tends to offer more in the way of access to training. Secondly, women are readier to acknowledge that there are areas where they still need to learn, so their motivation is stronger. Thirdly, there is more pressure on women to demonstrate that they have the skills.