Country vs country: Spain and United States compared: Education stats
The news has been filled lately with the tensions between Russia and the rest of the world. With Russia positioning its troops in the Crimea section of Ukraine and threatening to invade Eastern Ukraine, many have begun to talk in cold war terms and speak of a renewed military conflict between the US and Russia. As tensions rise it is important to look at the current position visàvis the two military powers to see how they compare.
According to the best military analysis, the United States and Russia rank #1 and #2 respectively in military power today. When comparing military power one must take several factors into account. Of significant importance is the population of both countries ready to fight. The US has a population of roughly 316 million with 120 million fit for military service and over 4 million reaching military age each year. Russia on the other hand has a population of only 145 million with only 46 million ready for military service and 1.3 million reaching military age each year. From a population standpoint, the US is a much better position.
From there, one must look at two things: 1) would a conflict involve most land forces or be fought primarily in the air and sea and 2) would the conflict be limited in nature or total war?
Russia and the United States have taken divergent paths to military might. The US dominates the air with far more bases, fighter jets and bombers than Russia but Russia is superior on the ground with more tanks, artillery and land vehicles. At sea, the countries are more evenly matched, but here the US has the edge with more destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers. It must also be mentioned that the US military spending also dwarfs that of Russia, 612 billion to just 77 billion. That means that in a conflict the US would be in a much better position to ramp up production for new or replacement weaponry.
Of course, all of the conventional military comparisons mean nothing if a conflict between the two powers fought a total war that led to a nuclear exchange. Although both countries have reduced the levels of their nuclear arsenals over the past two decades, both still have thousands of nuclear warheads. Use of nuclear weapons would negate any real or perceived strengths in other military areas, although some military strategists argue that with is population spread out over a greater distance and its population centers smaller and more dispersed, fewer Russian people would be affected by a nuclear war. They would however remain in a world dramatically altered.
Definitions
 Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: BarroLee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
 Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Outofschool children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primaryschoolage children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
 Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Outofschool children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primaryschoolage children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Outofschool children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primaryschoolage children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
 College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
 College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to postsecondary education.
 Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
 Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
 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.
 Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
 Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and parttime. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. facetoface and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Pupilteacher ratio, primary: Pupilteacher ratio, primary. Pupilteacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
 Pupilteacher ratio, secondary: Pupilteacher ratio, secondary. Pupilteacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
 Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
 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 midyear population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
 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.
 Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
 College and university > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
 Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
 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.
 High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
 Spending per student > College and university: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
 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.
 Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
 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, CDROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
 Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
 Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
 College and university > Private school share: Percentage of postsecondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
 Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Outofschool children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primaryschoolage children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin preprimary (preschool) education.
 Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the preprimary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require preprimary education.
 High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
 Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and parttime. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. facetoface and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
 Mathematical literacy: Mathematical literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old 2000
 Primary education, pupils: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions.

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall:
Overall.
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 High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
 Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
 Children out of school, primary, male: Children out of school, primary, male. Outofschool children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primaryschoolage children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
 Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of postsecondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
 Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
 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."
 Primary education, pupils per 1000: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Pupilteacher ratio, secondary per million: Pupilteacher ratio, secondary. Pupilteacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills:
Overall.
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 Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
 Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
 High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
 Spending > Proportion: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment. Expressed as a proportion of GNI."
 Scientific literacy: Scientific literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old (2000)
 Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Outofschool children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primaryschoolage children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 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.
 Reading literacy: Reading literacy mean value of performance scale (15 years old, 2000)
 Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion: The number of students from a given country studying abroad in a given year, expressed as a percentage of total tertiary enrollment in that country. Ratios greater than 100 % are possible, because those currently studying abroad do not count towards total enrollment.
 Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primaryschoolage children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
 Homeschooling legal status: Legal status of homeschooling.
 Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 5099. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
 Spending per student > High school: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
 Secondary education, teachers per 1000: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and parttime. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. facetoface and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
 Public spending per student > Primary level: Public expenditure per student, primary level is the total reported current spending by the government on primary education, divided by the total number of pupils in primary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
 International Baccalaureate schools: Number of schools of any level teaching the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
 Pupilteacher ratio > Primary: Primary school pupilteacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
 Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for preprimary (preschool) education.
 Spending per student > Elementary school: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
 Teacher student ratio > High school: Secondary school pupilteacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).

Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve:
Access and retrieve.
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 High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
 High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
 Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
 High school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for secondary level enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
 Inequality adjusted index: Inequalityadjusted Human Development Index.
 Secondary education, teachers: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and parttime. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. facetoface and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
 Class size > Age 13: The average number of 13yearold students per class.
 Schools connected to the Internet: Schools connected to the Internet are the share of primary and secondary schools in the country that have access to the Internet.
 Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
 High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
 Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of postsecondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.

Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate:
Reflect and evaluate.
No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.
 School enrolment rate > 5th grade: Persistence to grade 5 (percentage of cohort reaching grade 5) is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
 Secondary education, pupils per 1000: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Children out of school > Primary per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primaryschoolage children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
 Teachers as percentage of labor force: The percentage share of the total labor force who are classroom, academic staff, and other teachers. Data for 1999.
 High school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age is the age at which students would enter secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied fulltime throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
 Scientific and technical journal articles: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences.
 Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.

Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret:
Integrate and interpret.
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Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts:
Continuous texts.
No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.
 Teacher student ratio > Elementary school: Primary school pupilteacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
 Secondary education, general pupils: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
 Scouting > Members: Members of boy or girl scout groups which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
 Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
 Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD: Research and development (R&D;) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D; is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed. The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D; by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D; expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad.
 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, CDROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
 Secondary education > General pupils per 1000: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 School enrolment rate > 1st grade: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
 Primary teacher salary > Starting: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
 Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers.
 Participation > Children out of school > Elementary: Children out of school are the number of primaryschoolage children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
 High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers.
 Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
 Spending per secondary school student: Secondary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity.
 Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant LCU). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 5099. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
 Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 5099. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
 Elementary school repeaters > All: 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."
 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.
 Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
 Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
 Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge: Investment in knowledge is defined and calculated as the sum of expenditure on R&D;, on total higher education (public and private) and on software. Simple summation of the three components would lead to overestimation of the investment in knowledge owing to overlaps (R&D; and software, R&D; and education, software and education). Therefore, data reported here have been adjusted to exclude the overlaps between components. Note that as the term is used here, "investment” has a broader connotation than its usual meaning in economic statistics. It includes current expenditures, such as on education and R&D;, as well as capital outlays, such as purchases of software and construction of school buildings.
 Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
 Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
 Ratio of female to male primary enrollment: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
 Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education: Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.

Literacy > Reading performance > Noncontinuous texts:
Noncontinuous texts.
No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.
 Private school enrolment > Primary level: Private sector enrolment share, primary level is the share of primary school pupils who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
 Scientific and technical journal articles per million: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
 Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
 Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Expected duration of education for all students: Expected years of schooling for a 5yearold under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
 Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
 Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Elementary school graduate rate: Persistence to last grade of primary is the percentage of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary education. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
 Public spending per student > Tertiary level: Public expenditure per student, tertiary level is the total reported current spending by the government on tertiary education, divided by the total number of pupils in tertiary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
 Public spending per student > Secondary level: Public expenditure per student, secondary level is the total reported current spending by the government on secondary education, divided by the total number of pupils in secondary education, expressed as a percentage of per capita GDP.
 Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million: Research and development (R&D;) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D; is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed. The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D; by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D; expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
 Private school enrolment > Secondary level: Private sector enrolment share, secondary level is the share of students in general secondary education who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
 Pupilsteacher ratio > Primary level: Pupilteacher ratio, primary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary education. Crosscountry comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part and fulltime employment.
 Universities > Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
 Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge per million: Investment in knowledge is defined and calculated as the sum of expenditure on R&D;, on total higher education (public and private) and on software. Simple summation of the three components would lead to overestimation of the investment in knowledge owing to overlaps (R&D; and software, R&D; and education, software and education). Therefore, data reported here have been adjusted to exclude the overlaps between components. Note that as the term is used here, "investment” has a broader connotation than its usual meaning in economic statistics. It includes current expenditures, such as on education and R&D;, as well as capital outlays, such as purchases of software and construction of school buildings. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
 Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's elementary, or primary, teachers that are female.
 Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 20 yearolds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
 Female enrolment share > Secondary level: Girls' enrolment share, secondary level is the number of girls enrolled in secondary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in secondary school.
 Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
 Children out of school > Primary > Male per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primaryschoolage children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Children out of school > Primary > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primaryschoolage children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
 Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 13: The average number of years of teaching experience, for teachers of students aged 13.
 Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
 Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Elementary school repeaters > Male: 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."
 Preschool enrollment rate > Female: 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a schooltype environment."
 Primary teacher salary > After 15 years: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
 Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers.
 Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of fulltime equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
 Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primaryschoolage children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
 Spending per primary school student: Primary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity.
 Female enrolment share > Primary level: Girls' enrolment share, primary level is the number of girls enrolled in primary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in primary school.
 Share of university qualifications awarded to females: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
 Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 13: Of those teachers who teach students aged 13, the percentage who have specialised teacher training.
 Students from households with computer > Age 13: Percentage of 13yearold students who come from households with at least one computer.
 School life expectancy > Female: 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, CDROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
 Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 5564: For each age group shown, those who have completed tertiary education are shown as a percentage of all persons in that age group. Tertiary education includes both tertiarytype "A programmes”, which are largely theoreticallybased and designed to provide qualifications for entry to advanced research programmes and professions with high skill requirements, as well as tertiarytype "B programmes” which are classified at the same level of competencies as tertiarytype A programmes but are more occupationallyoriented and lead to direct labour market access. The tertiary attainment profiles are based on the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 that has completed that level of education.
 Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
 Spending per secondary school student > Per $ GDP: Secondary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity. Per $ GDP figures expressed per $1,000 of Gross Domestic Product.
 Pupilsteacher ratio > Secondary level: Pupilteacher ratio, secondary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in secondary education. Crosscountry comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part and fulltime employment.
 Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
 Proportion of 15 yearolds in secondary education: Percentage share of 15 yearolds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
 Primary education > Pupils per 1000: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education: Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.
 Children out of school > Primary > Male: Children out of school are the number of primaryschoolage children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
 Students from households with calculator > Age 13: Percentage of 13yearold students who come from households containing at least one calculator.
 Students from households with computer > Age 13 per million: Percentage of 13yearold students who come from households with at least one computer. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
 Proportion of 16 yearolds in secondary education: Percentage share of 16 yearolds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
 Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
 Students from households with dictionary > Age 13: The percentage of 13yearold students who come from a household with a dictionary.
 Students from households with study desk > Age 13: Percentage of 13yearold students who come from households with at least one study desk.
 Students living with mother > Age 13: Percentage of 13yearold students who live with their mother.
 Young longtext readers: Share of 15yearolds who are frequent longtext readers(2000)
 Expected duration of education for males: Expected years of schooling for a male 5yearold under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
 Proportion of primary education time spent learning social studies: Intended instruction time spent studying socail studies, or equivalent, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
 Primary teacher salary > Starting per 1000: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
 Proportion of primary education time spent learning arts: Intended instruction time spent studying arts, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
 Proportion of primary education time spent learning technology: Intended instruction time spent studying technology, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
 Primary teacher salary per hour > After 15 years: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary level education, per hour after 15 years experience and typical training. Expressed in equivalent US dollars converted using Purchasing Power Parities (PPP's). Data for 1999.
 School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross: 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.
 School enrollment > Preprimary > Female > % gross: 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a schooltype environment.
 Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Total > % of relevant age group: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
 School enrollment > Preprimary > Male > % gross: 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a schooltype environment.
 School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject or skilloriented instruction using more specialized teachers.
 Secondary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers.
 Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primaryschoolage children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
 Primary education > Pupils > Per capita: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
 Primary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
 Researchers in R&D > Per million people: Researchers in R&D; (per million people). Researchers in R&D; are professionals engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products, processes, methods, or systems and in the management of the projects concerned. Postgraduate PhD students (ISCED97 level 6) engaged in R&D; are included.
 High school teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers.
 Elementary school graduate rate > Female: Persistence to last grade of primary is the percentage of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary education. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
 Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official schoolage population: Net intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education who are of official primary school entrance age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the corresponding age."
 Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of official schoolage population: Net intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education who are of official primary school entrance age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the corresponding age."
 Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of official schoolage population: Net intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education who are of official primary school entrance age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the corresponding age."
 Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
 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 graduate rate > Male: Persistence to last grade of primary is the percentage of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary education. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
 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 starting age > Years: Primary school starting age is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied fulltime throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
 Elementary school teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers.
 Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers.
 Inputs > Secondary education > Teachers > Female: Secondary education teachers includes fulltime and parttime teachers.
 Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of fulltime equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
 Participation > Children out of school > Elementary > Female: Children out of school are the number of primaryschoolage children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
 Participation > Children out of school > Elementary > Male: Children out of school are the number of primaryschoolage children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
 Participation > School enrollment > Preprimary > % gross: 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a schooltype environment."
 Participation > School enrollment > Primary > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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."
 Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross: 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."
 Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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."
 Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organisation, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise."
 Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > % gross: 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. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject or skilloriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
 Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject or skilloriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
 Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % gross: 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. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject or skilloriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
 Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
 Participation > Secondary education > General pupils > % female: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
 Participation > Secondary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at secondary level includes enrollments in public and private schools.
 Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training."
 Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the schoolage group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
 Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the schoolage group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group."
 Preschool enrollment rate > Male: 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a schooltype environment."
 School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Female: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
 School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Male: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
 School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Female: Persistence to grade 5 (percentage of cohort reaching grade 5) is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
 School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Male: Persistence to grade 5 (percentage of cohort reaching grade 5) is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is based on the reconstructed cohort method.
 Proportion of primary education time spent learning foreign languages: Intended instruction time spent studying modern foreign languages, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
 Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject or skilloriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
 Participation > School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross: 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. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level."
 Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 5099. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
 Proportion of primary education time spent learning science: Intended instruction time spent studying science, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
 Students whose mothers have secondary education > Age 13: Percentage of 13yearold students whose mothers have at least secondary education.
 Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13: Percentage of 13 yearold students who come from households owning more than 25 books.
 School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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.
 School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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.
 Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds: Percentage of population older than 24 years that has completed tertiary education.
 Education spending > % of GDP: Government Education Expenditure (% of GDP, 20002002)
 Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 17 yearolds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
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