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Education > School life expectancy > Total: Countries Compared

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

School life expectancy is influenced by factors such as the economy and the cost of education.

Keeping a child in school may be too much of a strain on a poor family’s budget, especially if fees are charged. Even if schooling is free, people may opt to work because they don’t want to or can’t do without the money they earn by working.

If education is an investment, the benefits have to outweigh the costs. If a high school graduate earns significantly more than a person with only an elementary school education, staying in school makes economic sense. If the extra earnings are negligible, it may not.

Some countries offer free university education, which increases the likelihood of people continuing their education after high school, since it will not be a financial burden. In Finland, where there are no post-secondary tuition fees, 65 percent of high school graduates go on to a university or polytechnic institute. http://www.scandinavica.com/culture/education/best.htm

DEFINITION: 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..

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 NorwayNorway 16.9 years 2002
2 FinlandFinland 16.7 years 2002
3 AustraliaAustralia 16.6 years 2002
4 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 16.4 years 2002
5 New ZealandNew Zealand 16.2 years 2002
6 SwedenSweden 16 years 2002
7 NetherlandsNetherlands 15.9 years 2002
8 BelgiumBelgium 15.8 years 2002
9 IcelandIceland 15.8 years 2002
10 DenmarkDenmark 15.6 years 2002
11 FranceFrance 15.4 years 2002
12 SpainSpain 15.3 years 2002
13 GermanyGermany 15.3 years 2002
14 PortugalPortugal 15.2 years 2002
15 United StatesUnited States 15.2 years 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 15.16 years 2002
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 15.1 years 2002
16 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 15 years 2002
17 IrelandIreland 14.9 years 2002
18 CanadaCanada 14.8 years 2002
19 ItalyItaly 14.7 years 2002
20 AustriaAustria 14.7 years 2002
21 South KoreaSouth Korea 14.6 years 2002
22 IsraelIsrael 14.6 years 2002
Eurozone averageEurozone average 14.41 years 2002
23 PolandPoland 14.4 years 2002
24 GreeceGreece 14.3 years 2002
25 ArgentinaArgentina 14.3 years 2002
26 JapanJapan 14.3 years 2002
European Union averageEuropean Union average 14.14 years 2002
27 EstoniaEstonia 14.1 years 2002
28 SloveniaSlovenia 14.1 years 2002
29 South AfricaSouth Africa 14.1 years 2002
NATO countries averageNATO average 14.09 years 2002
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 13.79 years 2002
30 UruguayUruguay 13.7 years 2002
31 HungaryHungary 13.6 years 2002
32 BahrainBahrain 13.5 years 2002
33 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 13.5 years 2002
34 ChileChile 13.5 years 2002
35 TunisiaTunisia 13.5 years 2002
36 BrazilBrazil 13.4 years 2002
37 MaltaMalta 13.4 years 2002
38 LuxembourgLuxembourg 13.1 years 2002
39 QatarQatar 13.1 years 2002
40 LebanonLebanon 12.8 years 2002
41 BulgariaBulgaria 12.7 years 2002
42 BarbadosBarbados 12.4 years 2002
43 PeruPeru 12.4 years 2002
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 12.12 years 2002
44 BotswanaBotswana 12 years 2002
45 SamoaSamoa 12 years 2002
46 CubaCuba 12 years 2002
47 NamibiaNamibia 12 years 2002
48 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 11.8 years 2002
49 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. 11.7 years 2002
50 SwazilandSwaziland 11.6 years 2002
51 LithuaniaLithuania 11.6 years 2002
52 RomaniaRomania 11.6 years 2002
53 MalaysiaMalaysia 11.5 years 2002
54 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 11.5 years 2002
55 MexicoMexico 11.5 years 2002
56 AlgeriaAlgeria 11.5 years 2002
57 CroatiaCroatia 11.4 years 2002
58 PanamaPanama 11.3 years 2002
59 IranIran 11.3 years 2002
60 PhilippinesPhilippines 11.2 years 2002
61 LatviaLatvia 11.2 years 2002
62 GeorgiaGeorgia 11 years 2002
63 VenezuelaVenezuela 10.9 years 2002
64 ThailandThailand 10.8 years 2002
65 JamaicaJamaica 10.8 years 2002
66 CyprusCyprus 10.8 years 2002
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 10.71 years 2002
67 United Arab EmiratesUAE 10.7 years 2002
68 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 10.6 years 2002
69 TogoTogo 10.6 years 2002
70 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 10.5 years 2002
71 VietnamVietnam 10.4 years 2002
72 EgyptEgypt 10.3 years 2002
73 Costa RicaCosta Rica 10.1 years 2002
74 IndonesiaIndonesia 10 years 2002
75 ColombiaColombia 10 years 2002
76 ParaguayParaguay 10 years 2002
77 BoliviaBolivia 9.9 years 2002
78 GuyanaGuyana 9.9 years 2002
79 El SalvadorEl Salvador 9.8 years 2002
80 LesothoLesotho 9.6 years 2002
81 LiberiaLiberia 9.5 years 2002
82 TurkeyTurkey 9.5 years 2002
83 SyriaSyria 9.5 years 2002
84 IraqIraq 9.1 years 2002
85 JordanJordan 9 years 2002
86 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 9 years 2002
87 OmanOman 8.8 years 2002
88 KuwaitKuwait 8.7 years 2002
89 HondurasHonduras 8.7 years 2002
90 YemenYemen 8.5 years 2002
91 LaosLaos 8.3 years 2002
92 MoroccoMorocco 8.2 years 2002
93 MongoliaMongolia 7.7 years 2002
94 CambodiaCambodia 7.3 years 2002
95 BeninBenin 7 years 2002
96 ZambiaZambia 7 years 2002
97 MadagascarMadagascar 6.2 years 2002
98 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 6.1 years 2002
99 MozambiqueMozambique 5.4 years 2002
100 BangladeshBangladesh 5.1 years 2002
101 TanzaniaTanzania 5 years 2002
102 BurundiBurundi 4.9 years 2002
103 EritreaEritrea 4.6 years 2002
104 EthiopiaEthiopia 4.3 years 2002
105 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 4.3 years 2002
106 ChadChad 3.9 years 2002
107 DjiboutiDjibouti 3.4 years 2002
108 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 2.8 years 2002
109 NigerNiger 2.3 years 2002
110 MaliMali 2.1 years 2002

Citation

"All countries compared for Education > School life expectancy > Total", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/School-life-expectancy/Total

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School life expectancy is influenced by factors such as the economy and the cost of education.

Keeping a child in school may be too much of a strain on a poor family’s budget, especially if fees are charged. Even if schooling is free, people may opt to work because they don’t want to or can’t do without the money they earn by working.

If education is an investment, the benefits have to outweigh the costs. If a high school graduate earns significantly more than a person with only an elementary school education, staying in school makes economic sense. If the extra earnings are negligible, it may not.

Some countries offer free university education, which increases the likelihood of people continuing their education after high school, since it will not be a financial burden. In Finland, where there are no post-secondary tuition fees, 65 percent of high school graduates go on to a university or polytechnic institute. http://www.scandinavica.com/culture/education/best.htm

Posted on 22 Feb 2005

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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Posted on 26 Apr 2009

Jim Mark

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Donovan, the graph showing the school life expectancy of various countries doesn’t tell the whole story about education, it only tells how long the citizens of that country attend schhol, on average. Other factors that may indicate the quality of a country’s education include class size, education spending, hours of instruction, public spending per student at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

A comparison of the relative quality of education in different countries could be made using mathematical, scientific, and reading literacy rates. It also helps to look at what percentage of teachers in a given country have special training, a university degree and the average number of years of teaching experience.

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Nasser, the Arab countries with the longest school life expectancy are Bahrain and Tunisia at 13.5 years, followed by Qatar at 13.1 years and Lebanon at 12.8 years. The lowest is Djibouti at 3.4 years. To see all the Arab countries, view the complete school life expectancy list here.

Posted on 21 Apr 2005

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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In response to Lee:

In Australia, students have 11 years of compulsory education. Although only English is compulsory through all levels of education, all students will study from the eight KLA's (Key Learning Areas). These are English, Health (including Physical Education and Sport), Languages Other Than English ( LOTE ), Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and the Environment (includes history and geography), Technology (including Computer Studies) and The Arts ( Music, Art/Craft, Drama, Dance, Media ).



In comparative perfomance of fifteen year old students in OECD countries, Australian students ranked 5th out of 27 in Mathematical literacy, 6th out of 27 in Scientific literacy and 4th out of 27 for reading literacy.



After completion of high school, 63.3% of students will enrol in a tertiary course.

Posted on 12 Apr 2005

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

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In response to Trina:

The answer to your question depends on the definition of the \"education level of the population\".
Almost all of the countries with a high number of years of schooling of adults are democracies.



Caution should be used before drawing conclusions relating democracy to education for the following reasons:




  • Many of the comparative educational statistics only include countries which are democracies.

  • Countries in which adults have a high number of years of schooling also share several other factors in common such as OECD membership and a high income level.

  • Years of education does not give any indication of educational content or achievement. All Chinese students, for example take advanced mathematics and achievement in mathematics by male and female students is approximately equal.

Posted on 12 Apr 2005

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

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In response to Gee -- Singapore adults have had 7 years in school, on average and an average child born there today would expect to be in primary school for 6 years and secondary school for 7 years; however, Singapore isn\'t listed because the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the source for the data here, does not have these figures for Singapore.

Posted on 10 Mar 2005

Suchita Vemuri<br>Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri<br>Staff Editor

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