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Latin America and Caribbean 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 Saint Lucia 13 years 2000
=1 Saint Kitts and Nevis 13 years 2000
=1 Dominica 13 years 2000
=4 Bermuda 12 years 2000
=4 Barbados 12 years 2000
=4 Grenada 12 years 2000
=4 Antigua and Barbuda 12 years 2000
=4 The Bahamas 12 years 2000
=9 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11 years 2000
=9 Peru 11 years 2000
=9 Guatemala 11 years 2000
=12 Costa Rica 10 years 2000
=12 Ecuador 10 years 2000
=12 Uruguay 10 years 2000
=12 Mexico 10 years 2000
=12 Guyana 10 years 2000
=12 Dominican Republic 10 years 1997
=18 Cuba 9 years 2000
=18 El Salvador 9 years 2000
=18 Belize 9 years 2000
=18 Chile 9 years 2000
=18 Paraguay 9 years 2000
=18 Argentina 9 years 2000
=24 Colombia 8 years 2000
=24 Brazil 8 years 2000
=24 Bolivia 8 years 2000
=27 Venezuela 7 years 2000
=27 Trinidad and Tobago 7 years 2000
=27 Jamaica 7 years 2000
=30 Panama 6 years 2000
=30 Suriname 6 years 2000
=30 Haiti 6 years 2000
=30 Honduras 6 years 1997
=30 Nicaragua 6 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/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/Education/Duration-of-compulsory-education

Latin America and Caribbean 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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