Table 31 : Percentage distribution of students in the formal school system by educational level
and sex, Academic year 1996 and 1998


Educational level

Academic year

1996

1998

Women

Men

Women

Men

Total

49.4

50.6

49.6

50.4

Pre-elementary education

51.1

48.9

48.9

51.1

Elementary education

51.5

48.5

48.5

51.5

Lower secondary education

49.8

50.2

50.6

49.4

Upper secondary education

45.3

54.7

56.5

43.5

 
 
Source: The National Statistical Office and Office of the Permanent Secretary of Education;
Report of Education Statistics , Academic year 1996 and 1998.
Note: Elementary education is compulsory in Thailand.