Around 10% of Latvian adults are learning

Recent data from Eurostat shows that just under 10% of Latvia's adult population is engaged in formal or informal training and education.

Adult learning is identified as the participation in education and training for adults aged 25-64, also referred to as lifelong learning. In 2022, the proportion of persons aged 25 to 64 in the EU who participated in education or training during the previous four weeks was 11.9 %.
Adult learning in EU, 2022
Adult learning in EU, 2022
While Latvia's figure of 9.7 % was below the EU average, the good news is that it appears generally to be on an increasing trend year by year. 

Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Finland stood out from other EU Member States as they reported considerably higher proportions of their respective adult populations participating in lifelong learning in the four weeks preceding the interview. All four counties had a share over 25.0 %. By contrast, Greece and Bulgaria reported adult learning rates of less than 4.0 %.

The proportion of the population who had participated in adult learning was higher among women (12.9 % in 2022) in the EU than among men (10.8 %). In 2022, women recorded higher participation rates than men in all EU Member States except for Romania and Slovakia. The largest difference between men and women, in pp., was in Sweden, where the participation rate for women was 13.8 pp. higher than for men.

In Cyprus, Czechia, Hungary and Italy, men were considerably more likely than women to have participated in education and training, whereas the reverse was true in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Sweden and Lithuania.

Adult learning trends in EU
Adult learning trends in EU

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