Switzerland - School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) in Switzerland was 0.957 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 39 years was 0.975 in 2013, while its lowest value was 0.867 in 1978.

Definition: Gender parity index for gross enrollment ratio in secondary education is the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1978 0.867
1979 0.885
1980 0.895
1981 0.899
1982 0.903
1983 0.904
1984 0.905
1985 0.910
1986 0.913
1987 0.919
1988 0.925
1989 0.934
1990 0.936
1991 0.942
1992 0.942
1993 0.926
1994 0.933
1995 0.937
1996 0.943
1998 0.919
1999 0.929
2000 0.938
2001 0.950
2002 0.944
2003 0.940
2004 0.935
2005 0.941
2006 0.943
2007 0.948
2008 0.954
2009 0.959
2010 0.971
2011 0.975
2012 0.972
2013 0.975
2015 0.965
2016 0.962
2017 0.957

Development Relevance: The Gender Parity Index (GPI) indicates parity between girls and boys. A GPI of less than 1 suggests girls are more disadvantaged than boys in learning opportunities and a GPI of greater than 1 suggests the other way around. Eliminating gender disparities in education would help increase the status and capabilities of women.

Other Notes: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: This indicator is calculated by dividing female gross enrollment ratio in secondary education by male gross enrollment ratio in secondary education. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Participation