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  • Average IQ: Average IQ of different countries according to the controversial book "IQ and the Wealth of Nations".
  • 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.
  • Homeschooling legal status: Legal status of homeschooling.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • 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.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • 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.
  • Mathematical literacy: Mathematical literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old 2000
  • 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.
  • Scientific literacy: Scientific literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old (2000)
  • 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.
  • Reading literacy: Reading literacy mean value of performance scale (15 years old, 2000)
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Schools connected to the Internet: Schools connected to the Internet are the share of primary and secondary schools in the country that have access to the Internet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Universities > Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public education funding for all levels that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • 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.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • 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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  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Progression to secondary school: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • 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 capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD: Research and development (R&D) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

    The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad.
  • Library books per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Secondary education > Vocational pupils: Secondary vocational pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in technical and vocational education programs, including teacher training.
  • Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education: The indicator shows direct public and private expenditure on educational institutions in relation to the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled in these institutions. Public subsidies for students’ living expenses have been excluded to ensure international comparability of the data.

    Expenditure on education per student is obtained by dividing the total expenditure on educational institutions by the number of full-time equivalents students. Only those educational institutions and programmes are taken into account for which both enrolment and expenditure data are available.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > Pupils per 1000: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools. 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.
  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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).
  • High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64: For each age group shown, those who have completed tertiary education are shown as a percentage of all persons in that age group. Tertiary education includes both tertiary-type "A programmes”, which are largely theoretically-based and designed to provide qualifications for entry to advanced research programmes and professions with high skill requirements, as well as tertiary-type "B programmes” which are classified at the same level of competencies as tertiary-type A programmes but are more occupationally-oriented and lead to direct labour market access. The tertiary attainment profiles are based on the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 that has completed that level of education.
  • Scouting > Members per thousand people: Membership (from 2012). Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 100 per million: Number of universities in the top 100. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Teachers' Day date: Date when Teacher's Day is celebrated around the world.
  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Women per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Secondary education > Pupils > Per capita: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Intake ratio to last grade of primary > Females: Number of female entrants in the last grade of primary education (regardless of age) expressed as a percentage of the female population at entrance age to the last grade.
  • Young longtext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent longtext readers(2000)
  • Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million: Research and development (R&D) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

    The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Young shorttext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent shorttext (particularly comics) readers (2000)
  • Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 100 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • 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.
  • School enrollment > Primary > Male > % 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.
  • 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).
  • Public spending on education, total > % of GDP: Public spending on education, total (% of GDP). Public expenditure on education as % of GDP is the total public expenditure (current and capital) on education expressed as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in a given year. Public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and transfers/subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • Labor force with secondary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with secondary education, female (% of female 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.
  • Unemployment with secondary education, female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment with secondary 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).
  • Education spending > % of GDP: Government Education Expenditure (% of GDP, 2000-2002)
  • Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of relevant age group: 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.
  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Men > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Primary completion rate > Total > % of relevant age group: Primary completion rate is the percentage of students completing the last year of primary school. It is calculated by taking the total number of students in the last grade of primary school, minus the number of repeaters in that grade, divided by the total number of children of official graduation age.
  • School enrollment > Tertiary > 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. Tertiary education, whether or not to an advanced research qualification, normally requires, as a minimum condition of admission, the successful completion of education at the secondary level.
  • Persistence to grade 5 > Male > % of cohort: 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, primary, private > % of total primary: School enrollment, primary, private (% of total primary). Percentage of private enrolment. Primary is the enrolment in private primary schools expressed as a percentage of total enrolment (public and private) in primary 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.
  • Primary education, pupils > % female: Primary education, pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Primary is the number of female students at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year.
  • School enrollment, primary, female > % gross: School enrollment, primary, female (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Primary. Female is the total female enrollment in primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the female population of official 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.
  • Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group: Primary completion rate, total (% of relevant age group). Primary completion rate. Total is the total number of new entrants in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, expressed as percentage of the total population of the theoretical entrance age to the last grade of primary. This indicator is also known as "gross intake rate to the last grade of primary." The ratio can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
  • Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female (% of relevant age group). Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education 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 > % female: Secondary education, general pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Total secondary. General programmes is the number of female students enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) enrolled in general programmes at the secondary education level in a given school year.
  • Total enrollment, primary, male > % net: Total enrollment, primary, male (% net). Adjusted net 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.
  • Labor force with primary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with primary education, female (% of female labor force). 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 tertiary education > % of total: Labor force with tertiary education (% of total). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP: 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. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment > %: 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.
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment > %: 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.
  • Adjusted savings > Education expenditure > % of GNI: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment.
  • Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP: 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.
  • Unemployment with primary 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).
  • Unemployment with secondary 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).
  • Expenditure per student > Primary > % of GDP per capita: 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.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > 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. 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.
  • Expenditure per student > Tertiary > % of GDP per capita: 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.
  • School enrollment > Primary > % 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.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > % 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. 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.
  • Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI: Adjusted savings: education expenditure (% of GNI). Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment.
  • Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment > %: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment (%). Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Persistence to last grade of primary, total > % of cohort: Persistence to last grade of primary, total (% of cohort). Survival rate to last grade of primary. Total is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Men per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT Mexico South Korea HISTORY
Average IQ 87
Ranked 28th.
106
Ranked 2nd. 22% more than Mexico
Children out of school, primary 405,347
Ranked 18th. 13 times more than South Korea
30,444
Ranked 54th.

Children out of school, primary per 1000 3.4
Ranked 63th. 6 times more than South Korea
0.612
Ranked 100th.

Children out of school, primary, female 125,708
Ranked 20th. 6 times more than South Korea
19,771
Ranked 44th.

College and university > Gender parity index 0.967
Ranked 61st. 34% more than South Korea
0.721
Ranked 101st.

College and university > Share of total education spending 19.66%
Ranked 58th. 15% more than South Korea
17.06%
Ranked 69th.

Compulsary education duration 11
Ranked 26th. 22% more than South Korea
9
Ranked 134th.

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 5.28%
Ranked 49th. 4% more than South Korea
5.05%
Ranked 60th.

Homeschooling legal status Legal, compulsory attendance laws unclear. Prohibited by law but law is unclear and the cause is supported by business leaders, therefore homeschoolers do not generally experience issues with authorities.
Literacy > Total population 86.1%
Ranked 7th.
98.1%
Ranked 39th. 14% more than Mexico

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 91st. The same as South Korea
6
Ranked 138th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 4.45
Ranked 69th. 34% more than South Korea
3.31
Ranked 101st.

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 28.11
Ranked 42nd. 48% more than South Korea
19.05
Ranked 68th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 17.68
Ranked 35th. 9% more than South Korea
16.16
Ranked 42nd.

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 125th. The same as South Korea
6
Ranked 158th.

Literacy > Female 85.3%
Ranked 6th.
97%
Ranked 44th. 14% more than Mexico

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 1.05
Ranked 73th. 3 times more than South Korea
0.397
Ranked 83th.

Child care (preschool) > Duration 2
Ranked 165th.
3
Ranked 118th. 50% more than Mexico

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 5.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 63th. 32% more than South Korea
4.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 39th.

Secondary education, pupils 11.84 million
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than South Korea
3.87 million
Ranked 21st.

College and university > Private school share 31.67%
Ranked 41st.
80.67%
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Mexico

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.98
Ranked 69th.
0.99
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than Mexico

School life expectancy > Total 11.5 years
Ranked 54th.
14.6 years
Ranked 22nd. 27% more than Mexico
Primary education, teachers 531,256
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than South Korea
164,820
Ranked 23th.

Primary education, pupils 14.93 million
Ranked 8th. 5 times more than South Korea
3.14 million
Ranked 34th.

Compulsary education starting age 4
Ranked 105th.
6
Ranked 133th. 50% more than Mexico

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.148
Ranked 93th.
0.325
Ranked 85th. 2 times more than Mexico

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 97th. The same as South Korea
3
Ranked 132nd.

Literacy > Male 86.9%
Ranked 6th.
99.3%
Ranked 17th. 14% more than Mexico

High school > Private school share 13.35%
Ranked 64th.
31.46%
Ranked 18th. 2 times more than Mexico

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 28.47
Ranked 50th.
29.02
Ranked 43th. 2% more than Mexico

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 4
Ranked 41st. 33% more than South Korea
3
Ranked 195th.

Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 97.6%
Ranked 4th.
99.8%
Ranked 11th. 2% more than Mexico

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 26,641.87
Ranked 33th.
128,241.27
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Mexico

Primary completion rate 99
Ranked 44th.
101
Ranked 1st. 2% more than Mexico

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 2.24 million
Ranked 13th.
3.22 million
Ranked 1st. 44% more than Mexico

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 425
Ranked 45th.
539
Ranked 1st. 27% more than Mexico
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 96th. The same as South Korea
6
Ranked 146th.

Children out of school > Primary 29,642
Ranked 54th. 2 times more than South Korea
14,161
Ranked 48th.

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 5.61
Ranked 54th. 17% more than South Korea
4.81
Ranked 61st.

Secondary education, teachers 669,583
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than South Korea
239,292
Ranked 16th.

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 25.21
Ranked 20th. 19% more than South Korea
21.24
Ranked 32nd.

Mathematical literacy 387
Ranked 27th.
547
Ranked 2nd. 41% more than Mexico
High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 139th. The same as South Korea
3
Ranked 179th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 2.34
Ranked 52nd. 11 times more than South Korea
0.214
Ranked 92nd.

Scientific literacy 422
Ranked 27th.
552
Ranked 1st. 31% more than Mexico
Secondary education, general pupils 9.95 million
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than South Korea
3.45 million
Ranked 19th.

Reading literacy 422
Ranked 27th.
525
Ranked 6th. 24% more than Mexico
Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ 8%
Ranked 84th. 4 times more than South Korea
1.9%
Ranked 115th.

High school > Gender parity index 1.07
Ranked 23th. 8% more than South Korea
0.988
Ranked 88th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 425
Ranked 45th.
539
Ranked 1st. 27% more than Mexico
Scientific and technical journal articles 3,747
Ranked 26th.
13,746
Ranked 12th. 4 times more than Mexico

Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 433
Ranked 43th.
542
Ranked 1st. 25% more than Mexico
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 0.894%
Ranked 117th.
3.82%
Ranked 74th. 4 times more than Mexico

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 20.96
Ranked 72nd.
67.35
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Mexico

Scouting > Genders admitted both both
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 119th. The same as South Korea
6
Ranked 168th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 25.6%
Ranked 5th. 55% more than South Korea
16.5%
Ranked 32nd.

Children out of school, primary, male 279,639
Ranked 10th. 26 times more than South Korea
10,673
Ranked 54th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.5%
Ranked 38th. 20% more than South Korea
4.6%
Ranked 59th.

High school > Students per teacher 17.68
Ranked 36th. 9% more than South Korea
16.16
Ranked 43th.

Secondary education > General pupils 8.86 million
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than South Korea
3.18 million
Ranked 10th.

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 92nd. The same as South Korea
12
Ranked 128th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 5.09 per 1,000 people
Ranked 64th. 73% more than South Korea
2.94 per 1,000 people
Ranked 75th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 14.86 million
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than South Korea
4.19 million
Ranked 4th.

Schools connected to the Internet 60%
Ranked 21st.
100%
Ranked 3rd. 67% more than Mexico

Primary education, pupils per 1000 125.12
Ranked 55th. 98% more than South Korea
63.07
Ranked 117th.

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 99.16
Ranked 33th. 28% more than South Korea
77.7
Ranked 77th.

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 0.99
Ranked 63th. 57% more than South Korea
0.63
Ranked 2nd.

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ 5.64 million
Ranked 19th. 8 times more than South Korea
724,200
Ranked 66th.

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.07
Ranked 29th. 7% more than South Korea
1
Ranked 3rd.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 22.37 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th.
67.37 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Mexico

Universities > Top 100 1
Ranked 18th. The same as South Korea
1
Ranked 17th.
Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.223
Ranked 172nd.
2.58
Ranked 73th. 12 times more than Mexico

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 0.271
Ranked 112th.
0.294
Ranked 73th. 9% more than Mexico

Inequality adjusted index 0.564
Ranked 65th.
0.702
Ranked 43th. 24% more than Mexico
Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Women 3.55 million
Ranked 20th. 6 times more than South Korea
583,400
Ranked 59th.

Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 78.34%
Ranked 6th. 51% more than South Korea
51.94%
Ranked 34th.

Percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 91.6%
Ranked 44th.
98.6%
Ranked 2nd. 8% more than Mexico

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 89th. The same as South Korea
6 years
Ranked 136th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $5,278.98
Ranked 18th.
$11,125.42
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than Mexico

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 83.37
Ranked 41st. 20% more than South Korea
69.34
Ranked 71st.

Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 418
Ranked 48th.
541
Ranked 1st. 29% more than Mexico
Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 8.26%
Ranked 83th. 6 times more than South Korea
1.49%
Ranked 121st.

High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 93th. The same as South Korea
12
Ranked 131st.

Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ > Women 9.8%
Ranked 83th. 3 times more than South Korea
3%
Ranked 110th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 100%
Ranked 7th. The same as South Korea
100%
Ranked 1st.

Primary education > Pupils 14.78 million
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than South Korea
4.13 million
Ranked 15th.

Secondary education > Pupils 10.4 million
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than South Korea
3.69 million
Ranked 10th.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 49.65%
Ranked 79th. 36% more than South Korea
36.55%
Ranked 5th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 101.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 34% more than South Korea
76.19 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils 1.89 million
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than South Korea
416,394
Ranked 19th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 28.11
Ranked 41st. 48% more than South Korea
19.05
Ranked 68th.

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 89.23%
Ranked 11th. 33% more than South Korea
67.18%
Ranked 62nd.

Secondary education > Teachers 579,714
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than South Korea
207,878
Ranked 5th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 13 years
Ranked 56th.
17 years
Ranked 1st. 31% more than Mexico
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 10.19 million
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than South Korea
3.65 million
Ranked 2nd.

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 34.68
Ranked 56th.
287.22
Ranked 26th. 8 times more than Mexico

Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 424
Ranked 44th.
542
Ranked 1st. 28% more than Mexico
Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 426
Ranked 45th.
538
Ranked 1st. 26% more than Mexico
Women to men parity index > As ratio of literacy rates > Aged 15-24 1
Ranked 3rd. The same as South Korea
1
Ranked 56th.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 48.82%
Ranked 45th. 4% more than South Korea
46.95%
Ranked 7th.

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ per 1000 52.24
Ranked 88th. 3 times more than South Korea
15.13
Ranked 111th.

Progression to secondary school 93.59%
Ranked 56th.
98.69%
Ranked 11th. 5% more than Mexico

Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 > Women 97.6%
Ranked 4th.
99.8%
Ranked 11th. 2% more than Mexico

Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 0.29 per 1,000 people
Ranked 113th.
0.293 per 1,000 people
Ranked 74th. 1% more than Mexico

Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 432
Ranked 43th.
542
Ranked 1st. 25% more than Mexico
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 100%
Ranked 8th. The same as South Korea
100%
Ranked 1st.

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 128th. The same as South Korea
15
Ranked 159th.

Library books 538,596
Ranked 33th.
2.58 million
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Mexico
School life expectancy > Male 11.6 years
Ranked 53th.
15.3 years
Ranked 10th. 32% more than Mexico
Universities > Top 200 1
Ranked 26th.
3
Ranked 15th. 3 times more than Mexico
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 86.86 per 1,000 people
Ranked 42nd. 32% more than South Korea
65.8 per 1,000 people
Ranked 56th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.149 per capita
Ranked 47th. 71% more than South Korea
0.087 per capita
Ranked 8th.

Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ > Men 6.1%
Ranked 83th. 9 times more than South Korea
0.7%
Ranked 122nd.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 139.21
Ranked 54th. 59% more than South Korea
87.45
Ranked 8th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 100%
Ranked 12th. The same as South Korea
100%
Ranked 1st.

Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 > Men 97.6%
Ranked 5th.
99.8%
Ranked 13th. 2% more than Mexico

Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD 0.46%
Ranked 30th.
2.98%
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than Mexico
Library books per 1000 5.26
Ranked 44th.
57.13
Ranked 12th. 11 times more than Mexico
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 67%
Ranked 62nd.
78%
Ranked 25th. 16% more than Mexico
Primary education > Teachers 519,161
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than South Korea
142,153
Ranked 13th.

Secondary education > Vocational pupils 1.54 million
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than South Korea
514,550
Ranked 3rd.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 51.45%
Ranked 25th. 9% more than South Korea
47.35%
Ranked 5th.

Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education 136.82 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 8th. 5% more than South Korea
130.39 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 11th.
Primary education > Teachers per 1000 4.75
Ranked 70th. 61% more than South Korea
2.95
Ranked 72nd.

Secondary education > Pupils per 1000 95.12
Ranked 48th. 24% more than South Korea
76.71
Ranked 41st.

Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 0.072 per 1,000 people
Ranked 112th.
0.216 per 1,000 people
Ranked 68th. 3 times more than Mexico

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $637.95 billion
Ranked 4th. 15% more than South Korea
$556.32 billion
Ranked 5th.

Universities > Top 200 per million 0.00903
Ranked 27th.
0.0623
Ranked 21st. 7 times more than Mexico
Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 120th. The same as South Korea
6
Ranked 166th.

Scouting > Members 33,487
Ranked 42nd.
190,539
Ranked 11th. 6 times more than Mexico
High school > Share of total education spending 30.25%
Ranked 66th.
38.22%
Ranked 36th. 26% more than Mexico

Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 95.7%
Ranked 4th. 34% more than South Korea
71.36%
Ranked 67th.

Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 87.23%
Ranked 8th. 48% more than South Korea
59.1%
Ranked 43th.

High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 78.14%
Ranked 11th. 34% more than South Korea
58.31%
Ranked 45th.

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 81.04
Ranked 52nd. 23% more than South Korea
66.02
Ranked 58th.

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 98.11
Ranked 84th.
99.43
Ranked 25th. 1% more than Mexico

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 5.3
Ranked 69th. 23% more than South Korea
4.32
Ranked 39th.

Children out of school > Primary > Male 22,317
Ranked 48th. 6 times more than South Korea
3,732
Ranked 47th.

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.991
Ranked 48th. About the same as South Korea
0.987
Ranked 83th.

Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 0.0
Ranked 57th.
0.0
Ranked 44th.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 95.46
Ranked 57th. 25% more than South Korea
76.17
Ranked 4th.

Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64 8.33%
Ranked 28th.
10.58%
Ranked 26th. 27% more than Mexico
Scouting > Members per thousand people 0.277
Ranked 135th.
3.81
Ranked 37th. 14 times more than Mexico
Primary completion rate > Women 100
Ranked 35th. The same as South Korea
100
Ranked 1st.

School life expectancy > Female 11.5 years
Ranked 54th.
13.9 years
Ranked 31st. 21% more than Mexico
Percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 90.8%
Ranked 40th.
98.6%
Ranked 2nd. 9% more than Mexico

Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 0.219 per 1,000 people
Ranked 102nd. 3 times more than South Korea
0.077 per 1,000 people
Ranked 71st.

Universities > Top 100 per million 0.00903
Ranked 19th.
0.0208
Ranked 18th. 2 times more than Mexico
Teachers' Day date 5/15/2011 May 15 since 1963 in Seoul and 1964 in Chunju city
Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Women per 1000 32.84
Ranked 84th. 3 times more than South Korea
12.19
Ranked 106th.

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Per capita 55.87 per 1,000 people
Ranked 83th. 4 times more than South Korea
15.13 per 1,000 people
Ranked 115th.

Primary completion rate > Men 98
Ranked 43th.
102
Ranked 1st. 4% more than Mexico

Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.001 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 30th.
0.004 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 22nd. 4 times more than Mexico
Secondary education > Pupils > Per capita 101.95 per 1,000 people
Ranked 31st. 33% more than South Korea
76.46 per 1,000 people
Ranked 40th.

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 135.14
Ranked 57th. 58% more than South Korea
85.7
Ranked 85th.

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 106.85
Ranked 27th. 7% more than South Korea
100.3
Ranked 44th.

Intake ratio to last grade of primary > Females None
None

Young longtext readers 24.7%
Ranked 9th. 76% more than South Korea
14%
Ranked 23th.
Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million 0.00395%
Ranked 30th.
0.0606%
Ranked 18th. 15 times more than Mexico
Young shorttext readers 22.2%
Ranked 13th.
52.2%
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than Mexico
Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP 0.021 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 20th. The same as South Korea
0.021 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 19th.
School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 97.8% net
Ranked 22nd.
99.14% net
Ranked 3rd. 1% more than Mexico

School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 97.84% net
Ranked 23th.
99.58% net
Ranked 2nd. 2% more than Mexico

Services, etc., value added > % of GDP 60.69%
Ranked 45th. 4% more than South Korea
58.22%
Ranked 53th.

Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment 52.8%
Ranked 12th.
63.6%
Ranked 13th. 20% more than Mexico

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 5.28%
Ranked 51st. 4% more than South Korea
5.05%
Ranked 60th.

Labor force with secondary education, female > % of female labor force 41.4%
Ranked 37th. 3% more than South Korea
40.2%
Ranked 45th.

Unemployment with secondary education, female > % of female unemployment 51.6%
Ranked 10th.
63.4%
Ranked 14th. 23% more than Mexico

Education spending > % of GDP 5.3%
Ranked 48th. 26% more than South Korea
4.2%
Ranked 80th.
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 98.2
Ranked 76th. 57% more than South Korea
62.43
Ranked 44th.

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of relevant age group 106.06%
Ranked 54th. 1% more than South Korea
105.1%
Ranked 43th.

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Men > Per capita 20.75 per 1,000 people
Ranked 84th. 7 times more than South Korea
2.94 per 1,000 people
Ranked 122nd.

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Men 2.1 million
Ranked 18th. 15 times more than South Korea
140,900
Ranked 81st.

Primary completion rate > Total > % of relevant age group 98.85%
Ranked 44th.
104.1%
Ranked 11th. 5% more than Mexico

School enrollment > Tertiary > Male > % gross 23.6% gross
Ranked 60th.
109.88% gross
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Mexico

Persistence to grade 5 > Male > % of cohort 91.82%
Ranked 28th.
97.92%
Ranked 6th. 7% more than Mexico

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 8.26%
Ranked 81st. 6 times more than South Korea
1.49%
Ranked 119th.

Primary education, pupils > % female 48.89%
Ranked 35th. 2% more than South Korea
47.78%
Ranked 116th.

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 104.38%
Ranked 63th. 1% more than South Korea
103.26%
Ranked 69th.

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 92.72%
Ranked 71st.
103.01%
Ranked 20th. 11% more than Mexico

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group 101.3%
Ranked 66th.
103.2%
Ranked 61st. 2% more than Mexico

Secondary education, general pupils > % female 50.19%
Ranked 62nd. 6% more than South Korea
47.52%
Ranked 112th.

Total enrollment, primary, male > % net 96.19%
Ranked 48th.
99.32%
Ranked 8th. 3% more than Mexico

Labor force with primary education, female > % of female labor force 24.6%
Ranked 25th.
29%
Ranked 27th. 18% more than Mexico

Labor force with tertiary education > % of total 23.3%
Ranked 36th.
35%
Ranked 9th. 50% more than Mexico

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita $5,729.05
Ranked 26th.
$11,844.77
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Mexico

Services, etc., value added > Current US$, % of GDP 58.77%
Ranked 27th. 12% more than South Korea
52.43%
Ranked 52nd.

Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000 15.8
Ranked 39th. 89% more than South Korea
8.36
Ranked 63th.

Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000 2.76
Ranked 56th. 2% more than South Korea
2.72
Ranked 57th.

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment > % 107.69%
Ranked 20th. 9% more than South Korea
98.55%
Ranked 75th.

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment > % 100.37%
Ranked 27th. 1% more than South Korea
98.94%
Ranked 69th.

Adjusted savings > Education expenditure > % of GNI 5.25% of GNI
Ranked 46th. 41% more than South Korea
3.73% of GNI
Ranked 100th.

Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP 5.79%
Ranked 36th. 25% more than South Korea
4.62%
Ranked 64th.

Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 13.7%
Ranked 54th.
17%
Ranked 27th. 24% more than Mexico

Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 30.1%
Ranked 52nd.
53.4%
Ranked 18th. 77% more than Mexico

Expenditure per student > Primary > % of GDP per capita 15.46%
Ranked 48th.
18.63%
Ranked 32nd. 21% more than Mexico

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 77.09% gross
Ranked 91st.
92.77% gross
Ranked 15th. 20% more than Mexico

Expenditure per student > Tertiary > % of GDP per capita 44.07%
Ranked 24th. 5 times more than South Korea
9.34%
Ranked 69th.

Percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 92.4%
Ranked 40th.
98.6%
Ranked 2nd. 7% more than Mexico

School enrollment > Primary > % net 97.82% net
Ranked 20th.
99.37% net
Ranked 2nd. 2% more than Mexico

School enrollment > Secondary > % gross 79.71% gross
Ranked 92nd.
92.9% gross
Ranked 17th. 17% more than Mexico

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 5.16%
Ranked 49th. 22% more than South Korea
4.22%
Ranked 80th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 14 years
Ranked 40th.
18 years
Ranked 1st. 29% more than Mexico
Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment > % 95.98%
Ranked 80th. 29% more than South Korea
74.56%
Ranked 90th.

Persistence to last grade of primary, total > % of cohort 95.01%
Ranked 43th.
99.04%
Ranked 10th. 4% more than Mexico

Illiterate population by sex > Aged 15+ > Men per 1000 19.4
Ranked 84th. 7 times more than South Korea
2.94
Ranked 118th.

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