Interestingly, this is a domain in which it is possible to say that the situation did improve since its first assessment by EIGE (still, all that glitters ain't gold: talking about the problem of the  gender-based  segregation,  for  instance,  we  can  say  that  it  remains  largely  untouched and unchanged, as the under-representation of women in different areas is able to show): this domain is based on the collection of data related to the equal access to education and 
training  between  women  and  men,  which  includes  facts  such  as  the  lifelong  learning provided for both or the attainment of specific levels of education of both.
Consequently,  the  two  sub-domains  will  logically  be  represented  firstly  by  the “educational attainment and segregation”, which, as mentioned above, is still a strong feature in the EU market, and it represents a concern for policy makers for two basic reasons: it is the  main  and  obvious  motif  for  the  existence  of  the  wage  gap  and  it  is  economically inefficient, since it prevents able and talented people who could work well and bring about improvement of a theoretical and practical nature from moving into sectors that would satisfy them more than the open ones.
“Lifelong learning” represents the second sub-domain, whose definition is provided by the European Commission and reads: “the share of the population aged 25-64 who stated that they receive formal or non formal education or training in the four weeks preceding the survey”.
Lifelong  learning,  therefore,  comprises  all  learning  activities  (formal,  non-formal, informal  or  on  a  ongoing  basis)  whose  main  goal  is  the  improvement  of  one's  own knowledge, skills, and competence.

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