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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/06/2003

Women more educated than men

Paris

— The 1990s saw women move ahead of men in education obtained among the developed countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, a new report says. Women are more likely to obtain university degrees in most countries. But differences continue in the types of degrees obtained. Men still opt for physics, math and engineering courses, while women take programs leading to occupations in health and welfare, teaching, the arts and humanities.

Nike settles case over sweatshop PR defence

New York