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Working hours, hospital visits, and more gender differences in Irish society

Who was hit harder by the recession?

THE CSO HAS pulled together extensive stats on gender differences in Irish society.

The report, Women and Men in Ireland 2013, was published yesterday, and reveals differences ranging from education, to hospital visits, to how male athletes are more likely to be awarded a grant.

We’ve pulled out nine snapshots from the report:

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Men were hit harder by the recession…

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… and also are more likely to be murdered


Young male athletes are far more likely to be awarded a grant

Grants watermark

Women are more likely to go to university

Education Watermark

A gender divide exists in the civil service

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The employment rate for women aged 55-64 has remained almost unchanged for the past decade

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We’re all going to hospital more

Hospital discharges

Men are more likely to work longer hours


Employment hours2

There is little difference in the gender of immigrants

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Background: These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society >

Read: There is a massive gender divide in the civil service >

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