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Education Stats: compare key data on Argentina & United States

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: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age 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. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age 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 post-secondary 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 > 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.
  • 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 part-time. 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. face-to-face 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.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher 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).
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • 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.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • 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, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • 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.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. 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. face-to-face 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.
  • 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 mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • 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)."
  • 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.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher 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 > 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.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • 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.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • 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."
  • Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary: Primary school pupil-teacher 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) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • 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."
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Secondary education, teachers per 1000: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. 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. face-to-face 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.
  • Secondary education, teachers: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. 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. face-to-face 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.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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  • 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • International Baccalaureate schools: Number of schools of any level teaching the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
  • Children out of school, primary, male: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • 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)."
  • Secondary school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age (years). Entrance age of 2A lower secondary is the age at which students would enter lower secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • 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 full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
  • Teacher student ratio > High school: Secondary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Children out of school > Primary per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Teacher student ratio > Elementary school: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public education funding for all levels that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. 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.
  • 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."
  • Secondary education, general pupils per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret: Integrate and interpret.

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  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • 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.
  • Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
  • 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.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils: 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.
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts: Non-continuous texts.

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  • Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • 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.
  • Participation > Children out of school > Elementary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • 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.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

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  • High school > Upper secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin upper secondary (high school) education.
  • 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 full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • 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."
  • 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, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's elementary, or primary, teachers that are female.
  • Primary education > Teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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.
  • Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. 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.
  • 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 school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary 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 full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Scouting > Members: Members of boy or girl scout groups which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
  • High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • 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.
  • Participation > Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training."
  • 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.
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index in primary, or elementary, school. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled. 
  • 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.
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scouting > Members per thousand people: Membership (from 2012). Figures expressed per thousand people 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.
  • 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, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning vocational skills: Intended instruction time spent studying vocational skills, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • 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 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.
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in secondary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU: Services, etc., value added (constant LCU). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. 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.
  • School enrollment, preprimary > % gross: School enrollment, preprimary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Pre-primary. Total is the total enrollment in pre-primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total population of official pre-primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • School enrollment, primary > % net: School enrollment, primary (% net). Net enrolment rate. Primary. Total is the ratio of children of the official primary school age who are enrolled in primary school to the total population of the official primary school age.
  • School enrollment, secondary > % gross: School enrollment, secondary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Secondary. All programmes. Total is the total enrollment in secondary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of official secondary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary: School enrollment, secondary, private (% of total secondary). Percentage of private enrolment. Secondary is the enrolment in private secondary schools expressed as a percentage of total enrolment (public and private) in secondary schools. 'Private' refers to all educational institutions not operated by a public authority, regardless of whether they receive financial support from public authorities. A high percentage indicates strong involvement of the non-governmental sector (including religious bodies, other organizations, associations, communities, private enterprises or persons) in providing organized educational programmes.
  • School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross: School enrollment, tertiary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Tertiary (ISCED 5 and 6). Female is the total female enrollment in tertiary education (ISCED 5 and 6), regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total female population of the five-year age group following on from secondary school leaving.
  • 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.
  • Net intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of official school-age 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.
  • 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 school-type environment.
  • Labor force with tertiary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with tertiary education, female (% of female labor force). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with primary education > % of total: Labor force with primary education (% of total). Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with secondary education, male > % of male labor force: Labor force with secondary education, male (% of male labor force). Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with secondary education > % of total: Labor force with secondary education (% of total). Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education (% of total unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross: School enrollment, tertiary, male (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Tertiary (ISCED 5 and 6). Male is the total male enrollment in tertiary education (ISCED 5 and 6), regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total male population of the five-year age group following on from secondary school leaving.
  • Primary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • 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.
  • Net intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of official school-age 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.
  • 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.
  • Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age 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 school-age 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."
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women per million people: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of official school-age 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 teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Secondary education, teachers, female: Secondary education, teachers, female. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Female is the total number of female 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. face-to-face 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.
  • 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 > Male > % net: Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age 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 > 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 school-type environment."
  • 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 school-type 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.
  • School enrollment, secondary, male > % net: School enrollment, secondary, male (% net). Net enrolment rate. Secondary. All programmes. Male is the ratio of male children of the official secondary school age who are enrolled in secondary school to the male population of the official secondary school age.
  • School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross: School enrollment, secondary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Secondary. All programmes. Female is the total female enrollment in secondary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the female population of official secondary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • 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 skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers."
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning religion: Intended instruction time spent studying religion, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > % of GDP: Services, etc., value added (% of GDP). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99 and 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. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.
  • Proportion of primary education time spent learning mathematics: Intended instruction time spent practicing mathematics, as a percentage of total intended instruction time for students 12 to 14 years of age. Data for 1999.
  • Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with secondary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with primary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Labor force with tertiary education, male > % of male labor force: Labor force with tertiary education, male (% of male labor force). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Unemployment with tertiary education, female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education, female (% of female unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Unemployment with tertiary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Public spending on education > Total > % of government expenditure: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education plus subsidies to private education at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
STAT Argentina United States HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 8.8
Ranked 22nd.
12
Ranked 1st. 36% more than Argentina
Children out of school, primary 36,270
Ranked 60th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 48 times more than Argentina

Children out of school, primary per 1000 0.938
Ranked 111th.
5.64
Ranked 47th. 6 times more than Argentina

Children out of school, primary, female 19,867
Ranked 53th.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 39 times more than Argentina

College and university > Gender parity index 1.51
Ranked 21st. 7% more than United States
1.41
Ranked 33th.

College and university > Share of total education spending 19.86%
Ranked 55th.
25.65%
Ranked 26th. 29% more than Argentina

Compulsary education duration 13
Ranked 6th. 8% more than United States
12
Ranked 14th.

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 5.78%
Ranked 34th. 3% more than United States
5.62%
Ranked 39th.

Literacy > Female 97.1%
Ranked 43th.
99%
Ranked 17th. 2% more than Argentina

Literacy > Total population 97.1%
Ranked 47th.
99%
Ranked 20th. 2% more than Argentina

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 83th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 7.28
Ranked 18th. 33% more than United States
5.49
Ranked 49th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 16.33
Ranked 98th. 14% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 98th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 10.9
Ranked 77th.
14.49
Ranked 56th. 33% more than Argentina

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 120th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 0.523
Ranked 91st.
2.5
Ranked 48th. 5 times more than Argentina

College and university > Gender ratio 152.25
Ranked 17th. 9% more than United States
140.06
Ranked 29th.

Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 76th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 47th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 5.32 per 1,000 people
Ranked 72nd.
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th. 3% more than Argentina

Duration of compulsory education 9 years
Ranked 80th.
12 years
Ranked 10th. 33% more than Argentina
Secondary education, pupils 3.69 million
Ranked 24th.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than Argentina

College and university > Private school share 27.08%
Ranked 49th.
27.95%
Ranked 46th. 3% more than Argentina

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.99
Ranked 65th. The same as United States
0.99
Ranked 49th.

School life expectancy > Total 14.3 years
Ranked 25th.
15.2 years
Ranked 14th. 6% more than Argentina
Primary education, pupils 4.7 million
Ranked 24th.
24.43 million
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Argentina

Primary education, teachers 288,776
Ranked 13th.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 6 times more than Argentina

Tertiary enrollment 48%
Ranked 3rd.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 51% more than Argentina
Spending per student > College and university 15.64
Ranked 50th.
22.04
Ranked 37th. 41% more than Argentina

High school > Gender ratio 113.19
Ranked 9th. 14% more than United States
99.5
Ranked 59th.

Compulsary education starting age 5
Ranked 94th.
6
Ranked 66th. 20% more than Argentina

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.275
Ranked 92nd. 6 times more than United States
0.0465
Ranked 96th.

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write
High school > Upper secondary school duration 3
Ranked 92nd. The same as United States
3
Ranked 73th.

Literacy > Male 97.1%
Ranked 50th.
99%
Ranked 28th. 2% more than Argentina

Spending > USD 14.58 billion
Ranked 26th.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 47 times more than Argentina

High school > Private school share 27.76%
Ranked 29th. 3 times more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 86th.

Spending > Proportion 4.54
Ranked 69th.
4.79
Ranked 54th. 6% more than Argentina

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 17.34
Ranked 114th. 22% more than United States
14.21
Ranked 120th.

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3
Ranked 139th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 103th.

Preschool enrollment rate 115.65
Ranked 22nd. 17% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 9,528.76
Ranked 81st.
56,943.33
Ranked 6th. 6 times more than Argentina

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 2.03 million
Ranked 17th.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Argentina

Teachers as percentage of labor force 5.9%
Ranked 4th. 40% more than United States
4.2%
Ranked 17th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 398
Ranked 55th.
500
Ranked 15th. 26% more than Argentina
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 89th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 59th.

Children out of school > Primary 21,899
Ranked 55th.
1.62 million
Ranked 2nd. 74 times more than Argentina

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 8.17
Ranked 26th. 52% more than United States
5.36
Ranked 56th.

Secondary education, teachers 323,957
Ranked 13th.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Argentina

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 19.91
Ranked 42nd. 33% more than United States
14.96
Ranked 64th.

High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 132nd. The same as United States
3
Ranked 105th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 0.0843
Ranked 101st.
3.14
Ranked 43th. 37 times more than Argentina

Spending per student > High school 21.93
Ranked 28th.
24.56
Ranked 18th. 12% more than Argentina

Secondary education, general pupils 3.41 million
Ranked 21st.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Argentina

High school > Gender parity index 1.11
Ranked 11th. 10% more than United States
1.01
Ranked 68th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 398
Ranked 55th.
500
Ranked 15th. 26% more than Argentina
Scientific and technical journal articles 3,086
Ranked 29th.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 68 times more than Argentina

Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 394
Ranked 54th.
492
Ranked 25th. 25% more than Argentina
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 49%
Ranked 5th. 4% more than United States
47%
Ranked 7th.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 0.388%
Ranked 129th. 43% more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 53.86
Ranked 7th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 7% more than Argentina

Scouting > Genders admitted both both for Venturing, boys only for non-Venturing
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 111th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 13.1%
Ranked 47th.
15.3%
Ranked 38th. 17% more than Argentina

International Baccalaureate schools 49
Ranked 11th.
1,489
Ranked 1st. 30 times more than Argentina
Children out of school, primary, male 3,200
Ranked 79th.
976,866
Ranked 3rd. 305 times more than Argentina

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 4%
Ranked 73th.
5.9%
Ranked 23th. 48% more than Argentina

High school > Students per teacher 10.9
Ranked 77th.
14.49
Ranked 57th. 33% more than Argentina

Secondary education > General pupils 2.21 million
Ranked 34th.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than Argentina

Spending per student > Elementary school 14.69
Ranked 40th.
22.35
Ranked 18th. 52% more than Argentina

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 86th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 59th.

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 80th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 55th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 7.09 per 1,000 people
Ranked 26th. 21% more than United States
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 4.91 million
Ranked 24th.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Argentina

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 57%
Ranked 75th.
94.7%
Ranked 14th. 66% more than Argentina

Elementary school graduate rate 94.91
Ranked 43th.
95.34
Ranked 40th. About the same as Argentina

Public spending per student > Primary level 12.5
Ranked 43th.
17.9
Ranked 21st. 43% more than Argentina
Secondary education, pupils per 1000 91.49
Ranked 45th. 18% more than United States
77.71
Ranked 76th.

Primary education, pupils per 1000 116.36
Ranked 67th. 48% more than United States
78.41
Ranked 97th.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.41
Ranked 29th. 1% more than United States
1.4
Ranked 22nd.

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.07
Ranked 31st. 5% more than United States
1.02
Ranked 54th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 53.84 per 1,000 people
Ranked 7th.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 7% more than Argentina

Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.234
Ranked 171st. 28% more than United States
0.183
Ranked 178th.

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 104th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 86th.

Teacher student ratio > High school 12.19
Ranked 81st.
14.38
Ranked 51st. 18% more than Argentina

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 0.577
Ranked 104th.
5.54
Ranked 58th. 10 times more than Argentina

Inequality adjusted index 0.716
Ranked 39th.
0.941
Ranked 3rd. 31% more than Argentina
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 15.53
Ranked 104th. 13% more than United States
13.69
Ranked 102nd.

Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 64.47%
Ranked 17th. 35% more than United States
47.8%
Ranked 32nd.

Elementary school > Enrolled students 4.7 million
Ranked 25th.
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Argentina

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 81st. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $2,558.17
Ranked 66th.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 13 times more than Argentina

School enrolment rate > 1st grade 110.92
Ranked 41st. 5% more than United States
105.99
Ranked 46th.

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 84.41
Ranked 40th. 9% more than United States
77.71
Ranked 47th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 398
Ranked 53th.
495
Ranked 20th. 24% more than Argentina
Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 24.82%
Ranked 34th. 3 times more than United States
8.72%
Ranked 80th.

High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 87th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 61st.

Elementary school > Gender ratio 98.52
Ranked 78th.
100.68
Ranked 17th. 2% more than Argentina

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 99%
Ranked 23th. 5% more than United States
94%
Ranked 71st.

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 99th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 81st.
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 17.7
Ranked 64th.
23.9
Ranked 8th. 35% more than Argentina
Primary education > Pupils 4.67 million
Ranked 26th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Argentina

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 54.9%
Ranked 84th.
94.3%
Ranked 22nd. 72% more than Argentina

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 105.63 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 28% more than United States
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 59.31%
Ranked 23th. 5% more than United States
56.64%
Ranked 34th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils 285,749
Ranked 34th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 89.65%
Ranked 10th. 16% more than United States
77.19%
Ranked 38th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 16.33
Ranked 98th. 14% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 100th.

Secondary education > Teachers 202,320.9
Ranked 21st.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than Argentina

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 15 years
Ranked 2nd.
16 years
Ranked 15th. 7% more than Argentina
School enrolment rate > 5th grade 96.37
Ranked 28th. 2% more than United States
94.45
Ranked 30th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 3.98 million
Ranked 25th.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Argentina

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 81.27
Ranked 41st.
728.12
Ranked 13th. 9 times more than Argentina

Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 391
Ranked 54th.
503
Ranked 14th. 29% more than Argentina
Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 400
Ranked 55th.
500
Ranked 13th. 25% more than Argentina
Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 77th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 104.5%
Ranked 11th. 4% more than United States
100.09%
Ranked 51st.

Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 35,465
Ranked 60th.
1.71 million
Ranked 4th. 48 times more than Argentina

Public spending per student > Secondary level 16.4
Ranked 44th.
22.4
Ranked 28th. 37% more than Argentina
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 49.15%
Ranked 22nd. 1% more than United States
48.86%
Ranked 40th.

Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 0.576 per 1,000 people
Ranked 105th.
5.52 per 1,000 people
Ranked 57th. 10 times more than Argentina

Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 402
Ranked 54th.
512
Ranked 8th. 27% more than Argentina
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 99%
Ranked 20th. 5% more than United States
94%
Ranked 66th.

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 121st. The same as United States
15
Ranked 90th.

Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 101st. The same as United States
6
Ranked 73th.

Elementary school repeaters > All 6.13
Ranked 50th.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

School life expectancy > Male 13.6 years
Ranked 29th.
14.8 years
Ranked 17th. 9% more than Argentina
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 58.24 per 1,000 people
Ranked 113th.
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 41% more than Argentina

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 130.61
Ranked 64th. 51% more than United States
86.39
Ranked 118th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.131 per capita
Ranked 63th. 52% more than United States
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 100%
Ranked 7th. 8% more than United States
93%
Ranked 66th.

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 21.8
Ranked 10th. 42% more than United States
15.4
Ranked 115th.
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 87%
Ranked 2nd. The same as United States
87%
Ranked 8th.
Primary education > Teachers 269,587.5
Ranked 16th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Argentina

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 50.69%
Ranked 37th. 4% more than United States
48.72%
Ranked 92nd.

Private school enrolment > Primary level 19.9
Ranked 21st. 72% more than United States
11.6
Ranked 33th.
Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 75th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 49th.

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 7.1
Ranked 23th. 20% more than United States
5.9
Ranked 45th.

Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 0.492 per 1,000 people
Ranked 95th.
3.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th. 7 times more than Argentina

Female enrolment share > Primary level 49.1%
Ranked 20th. 1% more than United States
48.7%
Ranked 42nd.
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $99.74 billion
Ranked 29th.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 103 times more than Argentina

Proportion of primary education time spent learning technology 8 3
Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 112th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Scouting > Members 42,779
Ranked 33th.
2.99 million
Ranked 3rd. 70 times more than Argentina
Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 89.93%
Ranked 21st. 10% more than United States
81.55%
Ranked 48th.

High school > Share of total education spending 39.65%
Ranked 30th. 12% more than United States
35.42%
Ranked 52nd.

High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 67.39%
Ranked 25th. 23% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 39th.

Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 69.59%
Ranked 26th. 27% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 41st.

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 79.1%
Ranked 29th.
88.1%
Ranked 17th. 11% more than Argentina
Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 2.26 million
Ranked 34th.
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than Argentina

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.3
Ranked 46th. 2% more than United States
97.22
Ranked 93th.

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 5.33
Ranked 71st.
5.52
Ranked 66th. 4% more than Argentina

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 58.29
Ranked 114th.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 42% more than Argentina

Children out of school > Primary > Male 3,192
Ranked 76th.
593,372
Ranked 5th. 186 times more than Argentina

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.982
Ranked 92nd.
0.991
Ranked 69th. 1% more than Argentina

Female enrolment share > Secondary level 50.9%
Ranked 31st. 4% more than United States
49%
Ranked 73th.
Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 0.0
Ranked 49th.
25,000
Ranked 1st.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 105.67
Ranked 40th. 27% more than United States
82.94
Ranked 90th.

Scouting > Members per thousand people 1.04
Ranked 88th.
9.52
Ranked 14th. 9 times more than Argentina
Proportion of primary education time spent learning science 13%
Ranked 10th.
14%
Ranked 9th. 8% more than Argentina
School life expectancy > Female 15.1 years
Ranked 18th.
15.7 years
Ranked 11th. 4% more than Argentina
Elementary school repeaters > Male 7.31
Ranked 47th.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Elementary school repeaters > Female 4.89
Ranked 55th.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 0.084 per 1,000 people
Ranked 110th.
2.02 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th. 24 times more than Argentina

High school teachers 285,764
Ranked 16th.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Argentina

Elementary school teachers 302,654
Ranked 13th.
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Argentina

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 3.52 million
Ranked 26th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Argentina

Proportion of primary education time spent learning vocational skills a 5
Primary education > Pupils per 1000 123.12
Ranked 74th. 47% more than United States
83.88
Ranked 115th.

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 107.09
Ranked 37th. 5% more than United States
101.63
Ranked 58th.

Pupils-teacher ratio > Secondary level 13.8
Ranked 83th.
14.9
Ranked 79th. 8% more than Argentina
Proportion of primary education time spent learning foreign languages 8 7
Services, etc., value added > Current US$ $259.09 billion
Ranked 10th.
$11.51 trillion
Ranked 1st. 44 times more than Argentina

Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU 201.41 billion
Ranked 74th.
11.23 trillion
Ranked 13th. 56 times more than Argentina

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 75.05%
Ranked 66th. 2% more than United States
73.32%
Ranked 63th.

School enrollment, primary > % net 99.12%
Ranked 7th. 8% more than United States
91.88%
Ranked 70th.

School enrollment, secondary > % gross 90.23%
Ranked 76th.
93.55%
Ranked 60th. 4% more than Argentina

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 27.76%
Ranked 29th. 3 times more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 85th.

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 90.29%
Ranked 15th.
111.32%
Ranked 1st. 23% more than Argentina

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 110.76%
Ranked 12th. 2% more than United States
108.83%
Ranked 20th.

Net intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of official school-age population 90.86%
Ranked 12th. 27% more than United States
71.58%
Ranked 32nd.
School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross 112.56% gross
Ranked 41st. 12% more than United States
100.34% gross
Ranked 110th.

School enrollment > Preprimary > Female > % gross 62.28% gross
Ranked 58th. 3% more than United States
60.55% gross
Ranked 61st.

Labor force with tertiary education, female > % of female labor force 28.4%
Ranked 27th.
36.5%
Ranked 5th. 29% more than Argentina

Labor force with primary education > % of total 35%
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than United States
13.4%
Ranked 51st.

Labor force with secondary education, male > % of male labor force 39.5%
Ranked 36th.
50.2%
Ranked 23th. 27% more than Argentina

Labor force with secondary education > % of total 39.7%
Ranked 35th.
50.8%
Ranked 22nd. 28% more than Argentina

Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment 8.5%
Ranked 16th.
46.5%
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Argentina

School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 59.81%
Ranked 23th.
80.1%
Ranked 3rd. 34% more than Argentina

Primary education > Pupils > % female 49% female
Ranked 26th. 2% more than United States
48.08% female
Ranked 104th.

Primary education > Pupils > Per capita 0.123 per capita
Ranked 74th. 46% more than United States
0.084 per capita
Ranked 115th.

Net intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of official school-age population 90.61%
Ranked 13th. 33% more than United States
68.07%
Ranked 43th.
Researchers in R&D > Per million people 1,091.22
Ranked 36th.
4,673.21
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than Argentina

Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 98.76%
Ranked 2nd. 27% more than United States
77.51%
Ranked 23th.

Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of official school-age population 97.48%
Ranked 4th. 20% more than United States
81.24%
Ranked 18th.

Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women per million people 0.0
Ranked 48th.
80.23
Ranked 14th.

Elementary school graduate rate > Male 92.73
Ranked 39th.
100
Ranked 3rd. 8% more than Argentina

Efficiency > Net intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of official school-age population 100%
Ranked 1st. 35% more than United States
73.96%
Ranked 27th.

Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female 48.8%
Ranked 43th.
48.92%
Ranked 37th. About the same as Argentina

Elementary school teachers > % female 87.26%
Ranked 27th. 2% more than United States
85.64%
Ranked 32nd.

Secondary education, teachers, female 221,331
Ranked 10th.
1.02 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Argentina

Participation > Secondary education > Vocational pupils > % female 54.66%
Ranked 11th.
0.0
Ranked 111th.

Participation > Total enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 99.91%
Ranked 2nd. 8% more than United States
92.62%
Ranked 60th.

Preschool enrollment rate > Female 69.39
Ranked 55th. 20% more than United States
57.63
Ranked 64th.

Preschool enrollment rate > Male 68.26
Ranked 56th. 18% more than United States
57.98
Ranked 63th.

School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Female 110.84
Ranked 38th. 2% more than United States
108.63
Ranked 38th.

School enrolment rate > 1st grade > Male 110.99
Ranked 46th. 7% more than United States
103.49
Ranked 59th.

School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Female 97.93
Ranked 19th.
98.08
Ranked 22nd. About the same as Argentina

School enrolment rate > 5th grade > Male 94.88
Ranked 25th.
95.67
Ranked 24th. 1% more than Argentina

School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 79.67%
Ranked 52nd.
86.8%
Ranked 32nd. 9% more than Argentina

School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 95.19%
Ranked 60th. 2% more than United States
93.76%
Ranked 61st.

Participation > School enrollment > Secondary > Female > % net 83.79%
Ranked 42nd.
88.98%
Ranked 21st. 6% more than Argentina

Proportion of primary education time spent learning religion a 1
School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 98.45% net
Ranked 13th. 9% more than United States
90.49% net
Ranked 71st.

Services, etc., value added > % of GDP 60.41%
Ranked 46th.
79.4%
Ranked 11th. 31% more than Argentina

Proportion of primary education time spent learning mathematics 13%
Ranked 17th.
16%
Ranked 3rd. 23% more than Argentina
Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment 41.5%
Ranked 9th. 10% more than United States
37.6%
Ranked 57th.

Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 47.6%
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
20.2%
Ranked 66th.

Labor force with tertiary education, male > % of male labor force 14.9%
Ranked 42nd.
35%
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Argentina

Unemployment with tertiary education, female > % of female unemployment 12.2%
Ranked 12th.
51.9%
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Argentina

Unemployment with tertiary education, male > % of male unemployment 4.5%
Ranked 13th.
42.2%
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than Argentina

Public spending on education > Total > % of government expenditure 12.02%
Ranked 46th.
15.25%
Ranked 31st. 27% more than Argentina

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