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Country vs country: Latvia and United Kingdom compared: Education

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  • Elementary school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Elementary school repeaters > Female: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Enrolment ratio > Secondary level: Net enrolment ratio, secondary level, is the ratio of the number of children of official secondary school age enrolled in school to the number of children of official secondary school age in the population.
  • High school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Preschool enrollment rate: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Progression to secondary level: Progression to secondary level is the number of new entrants to the first grade of general secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • School life expectancy > Male: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
STAT Latvia United Kingdom HISTORY
Elementary school > Gender ratio 96.18
Ranked 94th.
99.95
Ranked 30th. 4% more than Latvia

Elementary school repeaters > Female 1.9
Ranked 72nd.
0.0
Ranked 117th.

Elementary school teachers 10,541
Ranked 89th.
244,391
Ranked 14th. 23 times more than Latvia

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 74.4%
Ranked 35th.
93.7%
Ranked 5th. 26% more than Latvia

High school > Gender ratio 102.58
Ranked 41st. About the same as United Kingdom
102.39
Ranked 44th.

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling

Literacy > Female 99.8%
Ranked 1st. 1% more than United Kingdom
99%
Ranked 21st.

Literacy > Male 99.8%
Ranked 3rd. 1% more than United Kingdom
99%
Ranked 31st.

Literacy > Total population 99.8%
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than United Kingdom
99%
Ranked 23th.

Preschool enrollment rate 98.15
Ranked 100th.
106.43
Ranked 57th. 8% more than Latvia

Progression to secondary level 97
Ranked 15th. 1% more than United Kingdom
96
Ranked 13th.

School life expectancy > Male 11.2 years
Ranked 60th.
16 years
Ranked 4th. 43% more than Latvia

School life expectancy > Total 11.2 years
Ranked 60th.
16.4 years
Ranked 4th. 46% more than Latvia

Spending > USD 1.84 billion
Ranked 61st.
136.4 billion
Ranked 5th. 74 times more than Latvia

Tertiary enrollment 63.1%
Ranked 7th. 6% more than United Kingdom
59.5%
Ranked 9th.

SOURCES: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; UNESCO; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Bank staff estimates using data from the United Nations Statistics Division's Statistical Yearbook, and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics online database.

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