TAIPEI: Taiwan’s women are making significant socioeconomic gains in education, labor participation and wages, according to a report released March 4 by the ROC Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics. Last year, 45 percent of women aged 15 and above held tertiary education degrees compared to 39.3 percent for men. From 2012, more Taiwan women were tertiary-educated than men. The average monthly salary of women in the industrial and services sectors was NT$43,709 (US$1,340) in 2015, up 2.9 percent from the year before. This trumped growth of 2.3 percent for men.