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Education > Average years of schooling of adults: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States 12 2000
2 Norway 11.8 2000
3 New Zealand 11.7 2000
4 Canada 11.6 2000
5 Sweden 11.4 2000
6 Australia 10.9 2000
7 Switzerland 10.5 2000
8 Germany 10.2 2000
9 Finland 10 2000
10 Poland 9.8 2000
11 Denmark 9.7 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 9.69 2000
12 Israel 9.6 2000
13 Japan 9.5 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 9.42 2000
=14 Netherlands 9.4 2000
=14 Ireland 9.4 2000
=14 United Kingdom 9.4 2000
=17 Slovakia 9.3 2000
=17 Belgium 9.3 2000
19 Cyprus 9.2 2000
20 Hungary 9.1 2000
=21 Argentina 8.8 2000
=21 Iceland 8.8 2000
=23 Barbados 8.7 2000
=23 Greece 8.7 2000
25 Panama 8.6 2000
26 Austria 8.4 2000
27 Fiji 8.3 2000
28 Philippines 8.2 2000
29 France 7.9 2000
30 Trinidad and Tobago 7.8 2000
=31 Peru 7.6 2000
=31 Uruguay 7.6 2000
33 Chile 7.5 2000
34 Spain 7.3 2000
=35 Italy 7.2 2000
=35 Mexico 7.2 2000
=37 Slovenia 7.1 2000
=37 Kuwait 7.1 2000
39 Singapore 7 2000
=40 Jordan 6.9 2000
=40 Sri Lanka 6.9 2000
42 Malaysia 6.8 2000
43 Venezuela 6.6 2000
44 Thailand 6.5 2000
=45 Ecuador 6.4 2000
=45 China 6.4 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 6.37 2000
47 Botswana 6.3 2000
=48 Paraguay 6.2 2000
=48 Guyana 6.2 2000
=50 Bahrain 6.1 2000
=50 South Africa 6.1 2000
=52 Swaziland 6 2000
=52 Mauritius 6 2000
=52 Costa Rica 6 2000
55 Portugal 5.9 2000
56 Syria 5.8 2000
57 Bolivia 5.6 2000
58 Zambia 5.5 2000
=59 Zimbabwe 5.4 2000
=59 Algeria 5.4 2000
=61 Turkey 5.3 2000
=61 Colombia 5.3 2000
=61 Jamaica 5.3 2000
64 El Salvador 5.2 2000
65 India 5.1 2000
=66 Indonesia 5 2000
=66 Tunisia 5 2000
=68 Dominican Republic 4.9 2000
=68 Brazil 4.9 2000
70 Honduras 4.8 2000
71 Nicaragua 4.6 2000
=72 Lesotho 4.2 2000
=72 Kenya 4.2 2000
74 Iraq 4 2000
=75 Ghana 3.9 2000
=75 Pakistan 3.9 2000
=77 Cameroon 3.5 2000
=77 Guatemala 3.5 2000
=77 Uganda 3.5 2000
South Asia average (profile) 3.33 2000
80 Togo 3.3 2000
81 Malawi 3.2 2000
82 Papua New Guinea 2.9 2000
=83 Haiti 2.8 2000
=83 Burma 2.8 2000
85 Tanzania 2.7 2000
=86 Bangladesh 2.6 2000
=86 Rwanda 2.6 2000
=86 Senegal 2.6 2000
=89 Liberia 2.5 2000
=89 Central African Republic 2.5 2000
=91 Sierra Leone 2.4 2000
=91 Nepal 2.4 2000
=93 The Gambia 2.3 2000
=93 Benin 2.3 2000
95 Sudan 2.1 2000
96 Afghanistan 1.7 2000
97 Mozambique 1.1 2000
98 Niger 1 2000
99 Mali 0.9 2000
100 Guinea-Bissau 0.8 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Average years of schooling of adults. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Average-years-of-schooling-of-adults

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