The WorldFam project

Towards a Unified Analysis of World Population: Family Patterns in Multilevel Perspective

A project funded by the European Research Council 2010-2014
maps & graphs


The gender gap reversal in education

    More men than women with tertiary education
    More women than men with tertiary education

ESTEVE, Albert; GARCÍA-ROMÁN, Joan; PERMANYER, Iñaki (2012). "The Gender-Gap Reversal in Education and Its Effect on Union Formation: The End of Hypergamy?". Population and Development Review, 38 (3), 535-546.

Source: Chart based on data from

- KC, S., Barakat, B., Goujon, A., Skirbekk, V., Sanderson, W., Lutz, W., 2010. "Projection of population by level of educational attainment, age, and sex for 120 countries for 2005-2050", Demographic Research, 22: 383-472.

- Lutz, W., Goujon, A., KC, S., and Sanderson, W., 2007. "Reconstruction of populations by age, sex and level of educational attainment for 120 countries for 1970-2000". Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2007: 193-235.