In 2015, the average incomes of the population with higher education qualifications were 38% higher than those of students who only completed intermediate education.
Higher education is a beneficial resource; this is indicated by the marked difference between the average income of a higher graduate and that of a person with basic education. Even in times of crisis, education is a crucial tool for escaping from financial instability.
The GDP in purchasing power standards allows a more exact comparison of the
level of economic development between countries. In 2017, the GDP per
inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards remained at 92% of the European
average, unchanged from the previous year
Two out of every three workers in manual occupations are men, and women
continue to be a minority in occupations such as construction, and
industry. What factors influence segregation by gender in the labour