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Women and education
05-03-2015 | STATEC

On the occasion of the International Women's Day celebrated on March 8, STATEC examines the situation of women in the field of education. Girls and young women are now the majority in "classic" secondary education (54%) and higher education (53%), where they even represent ¾ of students in certain fields of study such as e.g. education sciences, with a consequent significant feminisation of the school system.
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Following the monthly decline in January due to winter sales, the consumer price index, calculated by STATEC, rose by 1.7% in February. However, excluding the impact of winter sales the index only increased by 0.5% compared to the previous month. Inflation rate returns to positive values reaching 0.1% after -0.4% in January. Year on year core inflation is also on an upward trajectory and goes from 1.1% to 1.3%.
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Despite the concerns raised by certain economic indicators, GDP growth in the euro zone was sustained over the last quarter of 2014. Furthermore, euro-zone economies should benefit from the combination of a number of positive factors, both internal (European investment plan, expansionary monetary policy) and external (falling oil prices, depreciation of the euro).
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On January 31st 2014, Luxembourg had 19 468 registered unemployed residents. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.0 %.
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Due to the sharp decline of oil prices during the last months, inflation forecasts for 2015 now point to 0.3% only, despite the VAT increase on January 1st. Inflation would remain limited in 2016 with 1.1% annual growth. In line with lower inflation forecasts, the next automatic wage indexation would not take place before mid-2016.
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Despite the increase of some VAT rates as of first January 2015, the index of consumer prices, compiled by STATEC, decreases by 0.7% compared to the previous month. As every year in January winter sales have influenced the monthly results. However by neutralizing the price declines due to sales the index shows a monthly increase of 0.5%. The annual inflation rate rose compared to December but remains negative at -0.4%.
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According to the crime survey 2013, 10% of households were victims of a burglary and 9% of burglary attempts in the last 5 years in their property in Luxembourg or abroad. In 73% of cases, the dwelling was concerned; outdoor installations, annexes and garden sheds were less often targeted (26%). In about 8 out of 10 burglaries theft was actually committed but physical violence was rather rare (2%).
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GDP growth in volume was particularly buoyant in the 3rd quarter of 2014, due notably to financial activities. This good news was marred, however, by the downgrading of performance in non-financial services. Close to 3% growth has been confirmed for 2014 as a whole.
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The CePT published two reports: the first study focusses on the habits of partygoers in Luxembourg, the second creates on overview of the practice of gambling among the high school students in Luxembourg
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The leaflet presents the main statistics of the Luxembourgish school system: number of students in public, private and international schools, Luxembourgish and foreign students, language spoken at home, diplomas and certifications delivered, graduation rate, early school leaving, expenditure per student, teaching staff.
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