Austria is a federal republic and member of the European Union (EU) situated in central Europe. In 2009, Austria had 8,355,260 inhabitants, 4,287,213 (51.3 percent) of which were women. As in other EU countries, gender equality is provided on a legal level, while on a social level, inequalities persist. This entry presents facts and statistics on the situation of women in Austria, including education attainment, employment, health, and forces affecting women's status in society.

Differences in education levels between men and women have decreased in the past three decades. In 2007, education levels in the population aged 25 to 64 were distributed as follows: 13 percent of men and 24 percent of women had compulsory school level only; 74 percent of men and 62 percent of ...

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