Israel and Palestine Comparative Education and Labor Statistics of women

Female Children out of Primary School/Not Enrolled

From 1999-2015, the West Bank had a peak rate of children not enrolled in primary school in 2005 at 35,384 children recorded. The nation had 17,059 children out of school in 2015, while Israel reached at a personal peak of 10,626 children out of school the previous year. This data shows the West Bank as having many more female children not enrolled in primary education.

Female Children Primary SchoolCompletion Rate

Israel's primary school completion rate for female students peaked in 2004 with a 108% completion rate, while the West Bank peaked just a year prior at 97%. Most recently (2015) Israel has a completion rate of 102% and the West Bank has a rate of 94%. Both numbers decreased, however Israel is still well oer 100% while the West Bank has yet to reach 100% completion rate in the past 20 years.

Percentage of Female Student Progression to Secondary School

Israel's lowest percentage of progression of female students to secondary school can be found in 2004, when it reached 99.183%, while the West Bank's lowest point was in 2011 at 96.624%. Both have increased over time, however, with Israel rate hitting 99.981% in 2013 and the West Bank's reaching 100% the following year, a nice increase from the country's 98.871% rate the previous year.

Percentage of Women in the Labor Force

Both nations have seemed to have experienced exponential growth in this area. Israel's lowest rate in the last 26 years was in 1990 with women making up 40% of the country's labor force. In 2016, women make up 47% of the labor force. The West Bank had a slightly larger increase over the decades, it's lowest point being in 1991 at 11%, and in 2016 women hold 20% of the country's labor force. Clearly, Israel's labor force is closer to being equal in men and women than the West Bank's.

Female Unemployment Rate

The West Bank's female unemployment rate reached an all time low in 1999 at 11% while Israel's low point was more recent, in 2015 at 5%. The West Bank's rate reached an all time high in 2014 at 38%, while Israel's peak was in 1992 at 17%. The trends of these two nations are very inverted of one another and it is evident that women have different roles in the West Bank than in Israel due to their much higher unemployment rates than Israel in recent years.

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