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Education Stats: compare key data on Portugal & 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Class size > Age 13: The average number of 13-year-old students per class.
  • 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).
  • 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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  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spending per secondary school student: Secondary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Adults at low literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'low'. Data for 1998
  • Expected duration of education for all students: Expected years of schooling for a 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Adults at high literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'high'. Data for 1998.
  • 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.
  • Primary teacher salary > Starting: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
  • Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge per million: Investment in knowledge is defined and calculated as the sum of expenditure on R&D, on total higher education (public and private) and on software. Simple summation of the three components would lead to overestimation of the investment in knowledge owing to overlaps (R&D and software, R&D and education, software and education). Therefore, data reported here have been adjusted to exclude the overlaps between components.

    Note that as the term is used here, "investment” has a broader connotation than its usual meaning in economic statistics. It includes current expenditures, such as on education and R&D, as well as capital outlays, such as purchases of software and construction of school buildings. Figures expressed per million 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.
  • 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.
  • Students from households with computer > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one computer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy: Percentage of adult females who have at least a moderate level of literacy, in selected OECD countries. Data for 1998.
  • 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.
  • Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge: Investment in knowledge is defined and calculated as the sum of expenditure on R&D, on total higher education (public and private) and on software. Simple summation of the three components would lead to overestimation of the investment in knowledge owing to overlaps (R&D and software, R&D and education, software and education). Therefore, data reported here have been adjusted to exclude the overlaps between components.

    Note that as the term is used here, "investment” has a broader connotation than its usual meaning in economic statistics. It includes current expenditures, such as on education and R&D, as well as capital outlays, such as purchases of software and construction of school buildings.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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. 
  • Spending per primary school student: Primary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity.
  • 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.
  • Class size > Age 9: The average number of children in every class of nine-year-olds.
  • 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.
  • Private school enrolment > Secondary level: Private sector enrolment share, secondary level is the share of students in general secondary education who attend a privately managed school, regardless of whether or not the school receives subsidies from the government.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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."
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Primary teacher salary > After 15 years: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
  • Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 13: The average number of years of teaching experience, for teachers of students aged 13.
  • Literacy > Adults at moderate literacy level: Percentage of adults whose level of document literacy is rated 'moderate'. Data for 1998.
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 13: Of those teachers who teach students aged 13, the percentage who have specialised teacher training.
  • Students from households with computer > Age 13 per million: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one computer. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13: Percentage of 13 year-old students who come from households owning more than 25 books.
  • Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 15 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Students from households with study desk > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households with at least one study desk.
  • Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 20 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Students from households with calculator > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who come from households containing at least one calculator.
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 9: Of those teachers who teach students aged 9, the percentage who have specialised teacher training.
  • Teacher qualifications > Share with degree > Age 9: Of those teachers who teach students aged 9, the percentage who have one or more university degrees.
  • 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.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Young shorttext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent shorttext (particularly comics) readers (2000)
  • Young longtext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent longtext readers(2000)
  • Primary teacher salary > Starting per 1000: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Spending per secondary school student > Per $ GDP: Secondary school spending per pupil in 1998, converted into US dollars by purchasing power parity. Per $ GDP figures expressed per $1,000 of Gross Domestic Product.
  • Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 9: The average number of years of experience of teachers who teach children aged 9.
  • Students whose mothers have secondary education > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students whose mothers have at least secondary education.
  • Students living with mother > Age 9: Percentage of nine-year-old students who live with their mother.
  • Students from households with dictionary > Age 13: The percentage of 13-year-old students who come from a household with a dictionary.
  • Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 per million: Percentage of 13 year-old students who come from households owning more than 25 books. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Students living with mother > Age 13: Percentage of 13-year-old students who live with their mother.
  • Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 19 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Expected duration of education for males: Expected years of schooling for a male 5-year-old under current conditions, excluding education for children under 5. Data for 2000.
  • Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree: Percentage share of tertiary level A qualifications as first degree awarded to females. Data for 2000.
  • Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 16 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Students from households with dictionary > Age 9: The percentage of nine-year-old students who come from households with a dictionary.
  • 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.
  • Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds: Percentage of population older than 24 years that has completed tertiary education.
  • Primary education, teachers > % female: Primary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Primary is the number of female teachers at the primary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the primary level in a given school year. 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 education, teachers > % female: Tertiary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Tertiary is the number of female teachers at the tertiary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the tertiary level in a given school year. 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.
  • 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 government expenditure: Public spending on education, total (% of government expenditure). Public expenditure on education as % of total government expenditure is the total public education expenditure (current and capital) expressed as a percentage of total government expenditure for all sectors in a given financial year. Public education expenditure includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • 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 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).
  • Education spending > % of GDP: Government Education Expenditure (% of GDP, 2000-2002)
  • Proportion of 18 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 18 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Female: Percentage of adult females who have at least a moderate level of literacy, in selected OECD countries. Data for 1998.
  • Students whose father has secondary education: Percentage of students whose fathers have at least secondary education.
  • School enrollment > Primary > 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. 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.
  • Primary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Expenditure per student > Secondary > % 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.
  • 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.
  • Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education: Percentage share of 17 year-olds enrolled in secondary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Students from households with study desk > Age 9: Percentage of nine-year-old students who come from households where there is at least one study desk.
  • Participation > 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."
  • Government spending on education > % of government spending: Public expenditure on education consists of current and capital public expenditure on education 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)."
  • Participation > School enrollment > Primary > 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. 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, 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.
  • Secondary education, pupils > % female: Secondary education, pupils (% female). Percentage of female students. Total secondary. All programmes is the number of female students enrolled in all secondary education programmes expressed as a percentage of the total number of students (male and female) enrolled at the secondary education level in a given school year.
  • Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita: Expenditure per student, primary (% of GDP per capita). Public expenditure per pupil as a % of GDP per capita. Primary is the total public expenditure per student in primary education 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Proportion of 17 year olds in tertiary education: Percentage share of 17 year-olds enrolled in tertiary education. Based on net enrolment rates, attained by head count. Data for 2000.
  • Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Male: Percentage of adult males who have at least a moderate level of literacy, in selected OECD countries. Data for 1998.
  • 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.
  • School enrollment, primary > % gross: School enrollment, primary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Primary. Total is the total enrollment in primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the 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.
STAT Portugal United States HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 5.9
Ranked 55th.
12
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Portugal
Children out of school, primary 4,556
Ranked 88th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 386 times more than Portugal

Children out of school, primary per 1000 0.428
Ranked 109th.
5.64
Ranked 47th. 13 times more than Portugal

Children out of school, primary, female 1,113
Ranked 90th.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 701 times more than Portugal

College and university > Gender parity index 1.19
Ranked 64th.
1.41
Ranked 33th. 18% more than Portugal

College and university > Share of total education spending 20.15%
Ranked 52nd.
25.65%
Ranked 26th. 27% more than Portugal

Compulsary education duration 9
Ranked 124th.
12
Ranked 14th. 33% more than Portugal

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 5.62%
Ranked 38th. The same as United States
5.62%
Ranked 39th.

Homeschooling legal status Legal. Legal under regulating conditions, varies by state.
Literacy > Total population 93.3%
Ranked 67th.
99%
Ranked 20th. 6% more than Portugal

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 126th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 6.15
Ranked 35th. 12% more than United States
5.49
Ranked 49th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 10.83
Ranked 126th.
14.29
Ranked 98th. 32% more than Portugal

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 7.35
Ranked 92nd.
14.49
Ranked 56th. 97% more than Portugal

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 149th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

Literacy > Female 91.3%
Ranked 69th.
99%
Ranked 17th. 8% more than Portugal

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 0.105
Ranked 106th.
2.5
Ranked 48th. 24 times more than Portugal

College and university > Gender ratio 121.98
Ranked 55th.
140.06
Ranked 29th. 15% more than Portugal

Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 105th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 47th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 8.18 per 1,000 people
Ranked 28th. 49% more than United States
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th.

Duration of compulsory education 9 years
Ranked 93th.
12 years
Ranked 10th. 33% more than Portugal
Secondary education, pupils 720,688
Ranked 64th.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 34 times more than Portugal

College and university > Private school share 23.41%
Ranked 51st.
27.95%
Ranked 46th. 19% more than Portugal

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.96
Ranked 124th.
0.99
Ranked 49th. 3% more than Portugal

School life expectancy > Total 15.2 years
Ranked 15th. The same as United States
15.2 years
Ranked 14th.
Primary education, teachers 64,929
Ranked 41st.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 26 times more than Portugal

Primary education, pupils 733,515
Ranked 78th.
24.43 million
Ranked 5th. 33 times more than Portugal

Tertiary enrollment 50.2%
Ranked 21st.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 45% more than Portugal
Spending per student > College and university 28.83
Ranked 40th. 31% more than United States
22.04
Ranked 37th.

High school > Gender ratio 107.15
Ranked 24th. 8% more than United States
99.5
Ranked 59th.

Compulsary education starting age 6
Ranked 121st. The same as United States
6
Ranked 66th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.691
Ranked 70th. 15 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 121st. The same as United States
3
Ranked 73th.

Literacy > Male 95.5%
Ranked 62nd.
99%
Ranked 28th. 4% more than Portugal

Spending > USD 12.32 billion
Ranked 30th.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 56 times more than Portugal

High school > Private school share 16.08%
Ranked 59th. 94% more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 86th.

Spending > Proportion 5.3
Ranked 40th. 11% more than United States
4.79
Ranked 54th.

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 11.57
Ranked 134th.
14.21
Ranked 120th. 23% more than Portugal

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3
Ranked 178th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 103th.

Preschool enrollment rate 115.2
Ranked 23th. 17% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 13,473.75
Ranked 59th.
56,943.33
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than Portugal

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 400,831
Ranked 42nd.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 41 times more than Portugal

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 489
Ranked 25th.
500
Ranked 15th. 2% more than Portugal
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 133th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 59th.

Children out of school > Primary 3,496
Ranked 92nd.
1.62 million
Ranked 2nd. 464 times more than Portugal

Secondary education, teachers 98,089
Ranked 24th.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 17 times more than Portugal

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 9.22
Ranked 10th. 72% more than United States
5.36
Ranked 56th.

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 15.65
Ranked 64th. 5% more than United States
14.96
Ranked 64th.

Mathematical literacy 454
Ranked 24th.
493
Ranked 18th. 9% more than Portugal
High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 169th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 105th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 0.324
Ranked 94th.
3.14
Ranked 43th. 10 times more than Portugal

Scientific literacy 459
Ranked 25th.
499
Ranked 14th. 9% more than Portugal
Spending per student > High school 33.96
Ranked 9th. 38% more than United States
24.56
Ranked 18th.

Secondary education, general pupils 537,532
Ranked 68th.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 45 times more than Portugal

Reading literacy 470
Ranked 25th.
504
Ranked 15th. 7% more than Portugal
High school > Gender parity index 1.02
Ranked 54th. 1% more than United States
1.01
Ranked 68th.

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 489
Ranked 25th.
500
Ranked 15th. 2% more than Portugal
Scientific and technical journal articles 2,625
Ranked 32nd.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 80 times more than Portugal

Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 488
Ranked 29th.
492
Ranked 25th. 1% more than Portugal
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 44%
Ranked 12th.
47%
Ranked 7th. 7% more than Portugal
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 3.39%
Ranked 85th. 13 times more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 38.66
Ranked 29th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 49% more than Portugal

Scouting > Genders admitted both both for Venturing, boys only for non-Venturing
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 153th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 11.5%
Ranked 59th.
15.3%
Ranked 38th. 33% more than Portugal

Children out of school, primary, male 3,443
Ranked 78th.
976,866
Ranked 3rd. 284 times more than Portugal

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 5.8%
Ranked 27th.
5.9%
Ranked 23th. 2% more than Portugal

High school > Students per teacher 7.35
Ranked 94th.
14.49
Ranked 57th. 97% more than Portugal

Secondary education > General pupils 571,661
Ranked 62nd.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 42 times more than Portugal

Spending per student > Elementary school 22.35
Ranked 17th. The same as United States
22.35
Ranked 18th.

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 119th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 59th.

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 109th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 55th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 6.24 per 1,000 people
Ranked 34th. 6% more than United States
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 767,872
Ranked 85th.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 32 times more than Portugal

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 40.9%
Ranked 99th.
94.7%
Ranked 14th. 2 times more than Portugal

Schools connected to the Internet 92%
Ranked 18th.
100%
Ranked 2nd. 9% more than Portugal

Public spending per student > Primary level 20.5
Ranked 16th. 15% more than United States
17.9
Ranked 21st.
Secondary education, pupils per 1000 67.75
Ranked 120th.
77.71
Ranked 76th. 15% more than Portugal

Primary education, pupils per 1000 68.96
Ranked 117th.
78.41
Ranked 97th. 14% more than Portugal

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 1.32
Ranked 45th.
1.4
Ranked 22nd. 6% more than Portugal

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1.11
Ranked 15th. 9% more than United States
1.02
Ranked 54th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 38.66 per 1,000 people
Ranked 28th.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 49% more than Portugal

Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 1.28
Ranked 105th. 7 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 178th.

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 131st. The same as United States
6
Ranked 86th.

Teacher student ratio > High school 7.32
Ranked 114th.
14.38
Ranked 51st. 96% more than Portugal

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 0.333
Ranked 110th.
5.54
Ranked 58th. 17 times more than Portugal

Inequality adjusted index 0.7
Ranked 44th.
0.941
Ranked 3rd. 34% more than Portugal
Class size > Age 13 22.2 students
Ranked 7th. 21% more than United States
18.3 students
Ranked 15th.
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 11.73
Ranked 125th.
13.69
Ranked 102nd. 17% more than Portugal

Elementary school > Enrolled students 753,646
Ranked 80th.
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd. 33 times more than Portugal

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 123th. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $12,172.47
Ranked 19th.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Portugal

School enrolment rate > 1st grade 111.43
Ranked 38th. 5% more than United States
105.99
Ranked 46th.

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 50.53
Ranked 129th.
77.71
Ranked 47th. 54% more than Portugal

Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 487
Ranked 29th.
495
Ranked 20th. 2% more than Portugal
High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 122nd. The same as United States
12
Ranked 61st.

Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 11.81%
Ranked 62nd. 35% more than United States
8.72%
Ranked 80th.

Elementary school > Gender ratio 94.96
Ranked 121st.
100.68
Ranked 17th. 6% more than Portugal

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 100%
Ranked 9th. 6% more than United States
94%
Ranked 71st.

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 126th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 81st.
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 28.2
Ranked 51st. 18% more than United States
23.9
Ranked 8th.
Primary education > Pupils 758,476
Ranked 80th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 32 times more than Portugal

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 40.2%
Ranked 111th.
94.3%
Ranked 22nd. 2 times more than Portugal

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 56.6%
Ranked 35th.
56.64%
Ranked 34th. The same as Portugal

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 73.89 per 1,000 people
Ranked 108th.
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th. 12% more than Portugal

Secondary education, vocational pupils 183,156
Ranked 43th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 10.83
Ranked 128th.
14.29
Ranked 100th. 32% more than Portugal

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 87.42%
Ranked 15th. 13% more than United States
77.19%
Ranked 38th.

Secondary education > Teachers 85,858
Ranked 36th.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 19 times more than Portugal

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 15 years
Ranked 34th.
16 years
Ranked 15th. 7% more than Portugal
Spending per secondary school student $4,636.00 per student
Ranked 15th.
$7,764.00 per student
Ranked 3rd. 67% more than Portugal
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 766,172
Ranked 65th.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 31 times more than Portugal

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 251.41
Ranked 28th.
728.12
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than Portugal

Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 488
Ranked 24th.
503
Ranked 14th. 3% more than Portugal
Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 492
Ranked 25th.
500
Ranked 13th. 2% more than Portugal
Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 116th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Literacy > Adults at low literacy level 80.1%
Ranked 1st. 61% more than United States
49.6%
Ranked 7th.
Expected duration of education for all students 17 years
Ranked 13th. 2% more than United States
16.7 years
Ranked 14th.
Participation > Children out of school > Elementary 6,282
Ranked 95th.
1.71 million
Ranked 4th. 273 times more than Portugal

Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 100.55%
Ranked 56th. About the same as United States
100.09%
Ranked 51st.

Public spending per student > Secondary level 29.4
Ranked 12th. 31% more than United States
22.4
Ranked 28th.
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 47.51%
Ranked 132nd.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. 3% more than Portugal

Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 0.333 per 1,000 people
Ranked 111th.
5.52 per 1,000 people
Ranked 57th. 17 times more than Portugal

Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 496
Ranked 20th.
512
Ranked 8th. 3% more than Portugal
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 100%
Ranked 11th. 6% more than United States
94%
Ranked 66th.

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 153th. The same as United States
15
Ranked 90th.

Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 134th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 73th.

Elementary school repeaters > All 10.19
Ranked 36th.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

School life expectancy > Male 14.7 years
Ranked 18th.
14.8 years
Ranked 17th. 1% more than Portugal
Literacy > Adults at high literacy level 3.2%
Ranked 17th.
19%
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than Portugal
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 54.43 per 1,000 people
Ranked 117th.
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 51% more than Portugal

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 74.06
Ranked 136th.
86.39
Ranked 118th. 17% more than Portugal

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.074 per capita
Ranked 136th.
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th. 16% more than Portugal

Primary teacher salary > Starting $18,751.00
Ranked 15th.
$25,707.00
Ranked 5th. 37% more than Portugal
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 99%
Ranked 28th. 6% more than United States
93%
Ranked 66th.

Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge per million 0.173%
Ranked 9th. 8 times more than United States
0.0212%
Ranked 18th.
Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD 1.18%
Ranked 21st.
2.68%
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than Portugal
Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 12.9
Ranked 122nd.
15.4
Ranked 115th. 19% more than Portugal
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 80%
Ranked 21st.
87%
Ranked 8th. 9% more than Portugal
Primary education > Teachers 65,548
Ranked 45th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 26 times more than Portugal

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 51.04%
Ranked 34th. 5% more than United States
48.72%
Ranked 92nd.

Students from households with computer > Age 13 39%
Ranked 18th.
54%
Ranked 13th. 38% more than Portugal
Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education 141.84 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 7th. 20% more than United States
117.74 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 15th.
Private school enrolment > Primary level 10
Ranked 37th.
11.6
Ranked 33th. 16% more than Portugal
Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 114th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 49th.

Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy 19.9%
Ranked 17th.
50.4%
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Portugal
Primary education > Teachers per 1000 6.24
Ranked 34th. 6% more than United States
5.9
Ranked 45th.

Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 0.203 per 1,000 people
Ranked 106th.
3.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th. 17 times more than Portugal

Female enrolment share > Primary level 48.4%
Ranked 87th.
48.7%
Ranked 42nd. 1% more than Portugal
Research and Development > RandD > Investment in knowledge > Investment in knowledge 1.84%
Ranked 18th.
6.49%
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Portugal
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $129.48 billion
Ranked 25th.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 79 times more than Portugal

Proportion of primary education time spent learning technology n 3
Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 152nd. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Scouting > Members 79,063
Ranked 18th.
2.99 million
Ranked 3rd. 38 times more than Portugal
High school > Share of total education spending 44.01%
Ranked 19th. 24% more than United States
35.42%
Ranked 52nd.

Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 94.42%
Ranked 7th. 16% more than United States
81.55%
Ranked 48th.

Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 82.38%
Ranked 14th. 50% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 41st.

High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 82.93%
Ranked 8th. 51% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 39th.

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 85.2%
Ranked 21st.
88.1%
Ranked 17th. 3% more than Portugal
Participation > Secondary education > General pupils 555,617
Ranked 66th.
24.69 million
Ranked 2nd. 44 times more than Portugal

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 95.59
Ranked 111th.
97.22
Ranked 93th. 2% more than Portugal

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 54.43
Ranked 116th.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 52% more than Portugal

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 8.18
Ranked 28th. 48% more than United States
5.52
Ranked 66th.

Children out of school > Primary > Male 1,366
Ranked 90th.
593,372
Ranked 5th. 434 times more than Portugal

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.973
Ranked 101st.
0.991
Ranked 69th. 2% more than Portugal

Spending per primary school student $3,121.00 per student
Ranked 16th.
$6,043.00 per student
Ranked 4th. 94% more than Portugal
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 50.3%
Ranked 43th. 3% more than United States
49%
Ranked 73th.
Class size > Age 9 19.3 students
Ranked 13th.
23.5 students
Ranked 6th. 22% more than Portugal
Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 0.0
Ranked 83th.
25,000
Ranked 1st.

Private school enrolment > Secondary level 9.6
Ranked 51st. The same as United States
9.6
Ranked 12th.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 73.89
Ranked 109th.
82.94
Ranked 90th. 12% more than Portugal

Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64 7.26%
Ranked 30th.
37.67%
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Portugal
Scouting > Members per thousand people 7.51
Ranked 21st.
9.52
Ranked 14th. 27% more than Portugal
Proportion of primary education time spent learning science 15%
Ranked 6th. 7% more than United States
14%
Ranked 9th.
School life expectancy > Female 15.7 years
Ranked 12th. The same as United States
15.7 years
Ranked 11th.
Elementary school repeaters > Female 7
Ranked 41st.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

Elementary school repeaters > Male 13.08
Ranked 29th.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 0.13 per 1,000 people
Ranked 107th.
2.02 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th. 16 times more than Portugal

Elementary school teachers 64,274
Ranked 48th.
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd. 28 times more than Portugal

High school teachers 92,965
Ranked 34th.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 18 times more than Portugal

Primary teacher salary > After 15 years $27,465.00
Ranked 10th.
$34,705.00
Ranked 5th. 26% more than Portugal
Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 13 13.2 years experience
Ranked 29th.
27 years experience
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Portugal
Literacy > Adults at moderate literacy level 16.6%
Ranked 17th.
31.4%
Ranked 13th. 89% more than Portugal
Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 13 68%
Ranked 20th.
97%
Ranked 6th. 43% more than Portugal
Students from households with computer > Age 13 per million 3.76%
Ranked 17th. 20 times more than United States
0.188%
Ranked 27th.
Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 61%
Ranked 24th.
75%
Ranked 16th. 23% more than Portugal
Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education 98%
Ranked 14th. 8% more than United States
91%
Ranked 23th.
Students from households with study desk > Age 13 82%
Ranked 25th.
87%
Ranked 21st. 6% more than Portugal
Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education 30%
Ranked 14th.
38%
Ranked 5th. 27% more than Portugal
Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 669,529
Ranked 59th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 36 times more than Portugal

Proportion of primary education time spent learning vocational skills n 5
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 110.52
Ranked 14th. 9% more than United States
101.63
Ranked 58th.

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 72.22
Ranked 132nd.
83.88
Ranked 115th. 16% more than Portugal

Students from households with calculator > Age 13 98%
Ranked 7th. 2% more than United States
96%
Ranked 17th.
Teacher qualifications > Share with special training > Age 9 93%
Ranked 11th.
96%
Ranked 8th. 3% more than Portugal
Teacher qualifications > Share with degree > Age 9 36%
Ranked 7th.
100%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Portugal
Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million 0.111%
Ranked 13th. 13 times more than United States
0.00874%
Ranked 28th.
Share of university qualifications awarded to females 65%
Ranked 2nd. 14% more than United States
57%
Ranked 12th.
Young shorttext readers 24.6%
Ranked 12th. 2 times more than United States
11%
Ranked 24th.
Young longtext readers 19.5%
Ranked 19th.
28.4%
Ranked 6th. 46% more than Portugal
Primary teacher salary > Starting per 1000 $1.84
Ranked 10th. 20 times more than United States
$0.09
Ranked 22nd.
Proportion of primary education time spent learning foreign languages 10 7
Spending per secondary school student > Per $ GDP $0.00 per student per $1,000
Ranked 7th. 37 times more than United States
$0.00 per student per $1,000
Ranked 21st.
Teacher qualifications > Years experience > Age 9 21.8 years experience
Ranked 2nd. 33% more than United States
16.4 years experience
Ranked 12th.
Students whose mothers have secondary education > Age 13 15% 75%
Students living with mother > Age 9 94%
Ranked 6th. 1% more than United States
93%
Ranked 8th.
Students from households with dictionary > Age 13 96%
Ranked 11th. 1% more than United States
95%
Ranked 17th.
Students from households with more than 25 books > Age 13 per million 5.88%
Ranked 18th. 23 times more than United States
0.261%
Ranked 28th.
Students living with mother > Age 13 94%
Ranked 18th. 4% more than United States
90%
Ranked 26th.
Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education 26%
Ranked 13th.
41%
Ranked 3rd. 58% more than Portugal
Expected duration of education for males 16.7 years
Ranked 13th. 3% more than United States
16.2 years
Ranked 18th.
Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree 65%
Ranked 2nd. 14% more than United States
57%
Ranked 12th.
Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education 87%
Ranked 24th. The same as United States
87%
Ranked 22nd.
Students from households with dictionary > Age 9 83%
Ranked 6th.
89%
Ranked 3rd. 7% more than Portugal
School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 98.23% net
Ranked 14th. 9% more than United States
90.49% net
Ranked 71st.

Services, etc., value added > % of GDP 74.56%
Ranked 19th.
79.4%
Ranked 11th. 7% more than Portugal

Literacy and Attainment > Educational attainment: completed tertiary > Tertiary > Population 25+ years > % > Over 24 year olds 15.38%
Ranked 33th.
40.66%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Portugal
Primary education, teachers > % female 79.54%
Ranked 53th.
86.71%
Ranked 33th. 9% more than Portugal

Tertiary education, teachers > % female 43.74%
Ranked 39th.
47.68%
Ranked 22nd. 9% more than Portugal

Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment 14.3%
Ranked 83th.
37.6%
Ranked 57th. 3 times more than Portugal

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 10.96%
Ranked 74th.
13.07%
Ranked 60th. 19% more than Portugal

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 5.62%
Ranked 40th. The same as United States
5.62%
Ranked 41st.

Labor force with secondary education, female > % of female labor force 23.9%
Ranked 42nd.
51.6%
Ranked 23th. 2 times more than Portugal

Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 73%
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United States
20.2%
Ranked 66th.

Labor force with tertiary education, male > % of male labor force 15.6%
Ranked 39th.
35%
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Portugal

Unemployment with tertiary education, female > % of female unemployment 17.6%
Ranked 54th.
51.9%
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Portugal

Unemployment with tertiary education, male > % of male unemployment 8.5%
Ranked 67th.
42.2%
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Portugal

Education spending > % of GDP 5.8%
Ranked 36th. 2% more than United States
5.7%
Ranked 38th.
Proportion of 18 year olds in secondary education 54%
Ranked 14th. 2 times more than United States
24%
Ranked 25th.
Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Female 44.3%
Ranked 17th.
53.6%
Ranked 1st. 21% more than Portugal
Students whose father has secondary education 16% 70%
School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 113.51% gross
Ranked 21st. 16% more than United States
97.55% gross
Ranked 117th.

Primary education > Teachers > % female 81.79% female
Ranked 42nd.
88.58% female
Ranked 21st. 8% more than Portugal

Expenditure per student > Secondary > % of GDP per capita 33%
Ranked 8th. 28% more than United States
25.85%
Ranked 24th.

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Male > % of relevant age group 105.35%
Ranked 57th. 6% more than United States
99.85%
Ranked 91st.

Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education 85%
Ranked 13th. 8% more than United States
79%
Ranked 17th.
Students from households with study desk > Age 9 60%
Ranked 14th.
81%
Ranked 8th. 35% more than Portugal
Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % net 98.43%
Ranked 11th. 6% more than United States
92.61%
Ranked 54th.

Government spending on education > % of government spending 11.34%
Ranked 67th.
14.13%
Ranked 35th. 25% more than Portugal

Participation > School enrollment > Primary > Female > % gross 112.15%
Ranked 28th. 13% more than United States
99.11%
Ranked 89th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 16 years
Ranked 28th. The same as United States
16 years
Ranked 25th.
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 11.81%
Ranked 60th. 35% more than United States
8.72%
Ranked 78th.

Primary education, pupils > % female 48.05%
Ranked 117th.
49.01%
Ranked 26th. 2% more than Portugal

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 110.61%
Ranked 35th. 12% more than United States
98.97%
Ranked 97th.

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 66.45%
Ranked 47th.
97.83%
Ranked 54th. 47% more than Portugal

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female > % of relevant age group 102.14%
Ranked 68th. 2% more than United States
99.82%
Ranked 86th.

Secondary education, general pupils > % female 52.03%
Ranked 18th. 6% more than United States
48.86%
Ranked 96th.

Total enrollment, primary, male > % net 98.97%
Ranked 17th. 7% more than United States
92.27%
Ranked 66th.

Secondary education, pupils > % female 49.52%
Ranked 52nd. 1% more than United States
48.86%
Ranked 62nd.

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 22%
Ranked 30th.
22.93%
Ranked 23th. 4% more than Portugal

Labor force with primary education, female > % of female labor force 51.8%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 48th.

Labor force with tertiary education > % of total 19.8%
Ranked 40th.
35.7%
Ranked 3rd. 80% more than Portugal

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment > % 102.23%
Ranked 47th. 2% more than United States
100.45%
Ranked 56th.

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment > % 97.44%
Ranked 101st.
100.37%
Ranked 26th. 3% more than Portugal

Adjusted savings > Education expenditure > % of GNI 5.66% of GNI
Ranked 30th. 18% more than United States
4.79% of GNI
Ranked 58th.

Public spending on education > Total > % of GDP 5.91%
Ranked 32nd. 1% more than United States
5.85%
Ranked 34th.

Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 70.7%
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than United States
18.4%
Ranked 49th.

Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 14.6%
Ranked 61st.
34.3%
Ranked 47th. 2 times more than Portugal

Expenditure per student > Primary > % of GDP per capita 24.42%
Ranked 10th. 14% more than United States
21.51%
Ranked 20th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % gross 91.95% gross
Ranked 53th.
93.94% gross
Ranked 43th. 2% more than Portugal

Expenditure per student > Tertiary > % of GDP per capita 27.77%
Ranked 45th. 4% more than United States
26.68%
Ranked 46th.

School enrollment > Primary > % net 98.48% net
Ranked 15th. 7% more than United States
92.41% net
Ranked 62nd.

Proportion of 17 year olds in tertiary education 3%
Ranked 8th. 50% more than United States
2%
Ranked 11th.
Literacy > Adults with at least moderate literacy > Male 55.7%
Ranked 1st. 20% more than United States
46.4%
Ranked 17th.
School enrollment > Secondary > % gross 96.68% gross
Ranked 37th. 2% more than United States
94.68% gross
Ranked 44th.

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 5.72%
Ranked 30th. 19% more than United States
4.79%
Ranked 59th.

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 15 years
Ranked 31st. The same as United States
15 years
Ranked 24th.
Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment > % 118.87%
Ranked 64th.
138.98%
Ranked 35th. 17% more than Portugal

School enrollment, primary > % gross 112.1%
Ranked 35th. 13% more than United States
98.78%
Ranked 107th.

SOURCES: UNESCO; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeschooling_international_status_and_statistics; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. 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