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High income OECD countries Compared by Education > Duration of compulsory education

DEFINITION: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
=1 Belgium 13 years 2000
=1 Netherlands 13 years 2000
=1 Germany 13 years 2000
=4 United States 12 years 2000
=4 United Kingdom 12 years 2000
=4 New Zealand 12 years 2000
=7 Australia 11 years 2000
=7 Israel 11 years 1997
=7 Canada 11 years 2000
=7 Iceland 11 years 2000
=7 Spain 11 years 2000
=7 France 11 years 2000
=7 Norway 11 years 2000
=14 Finland 10 years 2000
=14 Czech Republic 10 years 2000
=14 Luxembourg 10 years 2000
=14 Ireland 10 years 2000
=14 Sweden 10 years 2000
=14 Denmark 10 years 2000
=14 Japan 10 years 2000
=14 Slovakia 10 years 2000
=22 Portugal 9 years 2000
=22 Estonia 9 years 2000
=22 Austria 9 years 2000
=22 Italy 9 years 2000
=22 Chile 9 years 2000
=22 Switzerland 9 years 2000
=22 Greece 9 years 2000
=22 Poland 9 years 2000
30 Slovenia 7 years 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Duration of compulsory education. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/High-income-OECD-countries/Education/Duration-of-compulsory-education

High income OECD countries Compared by Education > Duration of compulsory education

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Interesting observations about Education > Duration of compulsory education

  • Belgium ranked first for duration of compulsory education amongst Christian countries in 2000.
  • Dominica ranked first for duration of compulsory education amongst Hot countries in 2000.
  • Brunei ranked first for duration of compulsory education amongst Muslim countries in 2000.
  • Peru ranked first for duration of compulsory education amongst Emerging markets in 2000.
  • Netherlands ranked second for duration of compulsory education amongst Europe in 2000.
  • Germany ranked second for duration of compulsory education amongst Cold countries in 2000.
  • Gabon ranked first for duration of compulsory education amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2000.
  • Italy ranked last for duration of compulsory education amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2000.
  • United Kingdom ranked #4 for duration of compulsory education amongst European Union in 2000.
  • Guatemala ranked second for duration of compulsory education amongst Catholic countries in 2000.
  • United States ranked #4 for duration of compulsory education amongst High income OECD countries in 2000.
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