According to an analysis, the significant overrepresentation of women in higher education may cause demographic problems. As the time spent with getting a degree results in difficulties finding a partner, it can lead to the risk of decrease in fertility. Therefore, the Hungarian State Audit Office expressed worries about too many women having a degree.
According to Népszava, the State Audit Office published their „Pink education” analysis this July. In the analysis, they write that every year between 2010 and 2021, more women were admitted to higher education than men. In the fall semester of the 2022 academic year, the proportion of women will already be 54.5 percent. In addition, male students are more likely to drop out. But this tendency is visible at secondary schools, which more girls attend than boys. This is a very important data as 70 percent of full-time students come from secondary schools.
The representative questionnaire research was conducted around the time of the parliamentary election with the participation of 700 parents and teachers, writes Telex.hu. They wanted to find out whether the Hungarian education system provides equal opportunities for boys and girls.
The Hungarian State Audit Office is worried about the overrepresentation of women in higher education. They believe that the probability of women getting married and thus the chance of having children decreases. This can even lead to demographic problems, they say. According to the analysts, an educational strategy is needed to prepare for a successful independent adult life, reports 444.hu. They would like to conduct deeper research into the consequences of the phenomenon and to define measures depending on the results.
According to the ÁSZ, the feminisation of the teaching profession may have contributed to the shift in gender ratios, as 82 percent of teachers are women. According to the majority of those interviewed, women posess qualities that are necessary for teaching. These are emotional, social maturity, diligence, listening to words, tolerance for monotony, good verbal and written expressiveness. Schools usually put a greater emphasis on these than on boys’ mathematical, technical abilites. The “punishment” of masculine qualities in schools causes mental problems for boys, who cannot develop their special abilities and affects their diligence, writes Népszava.
Source: Népszava, Telex, 444.hu