The smarter sex
Only 35% of men have higher education, while 65% of women have been educated beyond high school.
At her majesty's service?
Despite being better-educated on the whole, women are heavily underrepresented in the Latvian parliament.
The picture in the leading positions of Latvia's big companies is similar to that in the parliament, with the exception of department managers.
Padomes locekļi - council members, Valdes locekļi - board members, Struktūrvienību vadītāji - department managers, Darbinieki - employees.
At the blackboard
In Latvia, teachers are close to exclusively women.
Women earn, on the average, only 83% of what men do.
Who lives longer?
Men may be earning more, but women have far more time to spend that bread, as they live more than ten years longer on the average.