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Education Stats: compare key data on South Korea & United States

Definitions

  • 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 > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Primary education, pupils: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall: Overall.

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  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Secondary education, teachers per 1000: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Mathematical literacy: Mathematical literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old 2000
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scientific literacy: Scientific literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old (2000)
  • Secondary education, general pupils: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Reading literacy: Reading literacy mean value of performance scale (15 years old, 2000)
  • High school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for secondary level enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills: Overall.

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  • Scientific and technical journal articles: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve: Access and retrieve.

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  • 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.
  • Secondary school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age (years). Entrance age of 2A lower secondary is the age at which students would enter lower secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Schools connected to the Internet: Schools connected to the Internet are the share of primary and secondary schools in the country that have access to the Internet.
  • 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.
  • Universities > Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Children out of school > Primary per 1000: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public education funding for all levels that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Secondary education, general pupils per 1000: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret: Integrate and interpret.

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  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Scientific and technical journal articles per million: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts: Continuous texts.

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  • Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts: Non-continuous texts.

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  • Children out of school > Primary > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate: Reflect and evaluate.

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  • High school > Upper secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin upper secondary (high school) education.
  • School life expectancy > Male: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Universities > Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education: The indicator shows direct public and private expenditure on educational institutions in relation to the number of full-time equivalent students enrolled in these institutions. Public subsidies for students’ living expenses have been excluded to ensure international comparability of the data.

    Expenditure on education per student is obtained by dividing the total expenditure on educational institutions by the number of full-time equivalents students. Only those educational institutions and programmes are taken into account for which both enrolment and expenditure data are available.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • Universities > Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Primary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Scouting > Members: Members of boy or girl scout groups which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education > General pupils per 1000: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index in primary, or elementary, school. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled. 
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64: For each age group shown, those who have completed tertiary education are shown as a percentage of all persons in that age group. Tertiary education includes both tertiary-type "A programmes”, which are largely theoretically-based and designed to provide qualifications for entry to advanced research programmes and professions with high skill requirements, as well as tertiary-type "B programmes” which are classified at the same level of competencies as tertiary-type A programmes but are more occupationally-oriented and lead to direct labour market access. The tertiary attainment profiles are based on the percentage of the population aged 25 to 64 that has completed that level of education.
  • Scouting > Members per thousand people: Membership (from 2012). Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • School life expectancy > Female: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Universities > Top 100 per million: Number of universities in the top 100. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • 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.
  • Young shorttext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent shorttext (particularly comics) readers (2000)
  • Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million: Research and development (R&D) comprise creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. R&D is a term covering three activities: basic research, applied research, and experimental development. Basic research is experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundation of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on existing knowledge gained from research and/or practical experience, which is directed to producing new materials, products or devices, to installing new processes, systems and services, or to improving substantially those already produced or installed.

    The main aggregate used for international comparisons is gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD). This consists of the total expenditure (current and capital) on R&D by all resident companies, research institutes, university and government laboratories, etc. It excludes R&D expenditures financed by domestic firms but performed abroad. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Young longtext readers: Share of 15-year-olds who are frequent longtext readers(2000)
  • Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 100 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Secondary education, teachers > % female: Secondary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Secondary is the number of female teachers at the secondary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the secondary 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.
  • 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant LCU). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • 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).
  • School enrollment > Preprimary > 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. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. 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.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Labor force with tertiary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with tertiary education, female (% of female labor force). Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with primary education > % of total: Labor force with primary education (% of total). Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with secondary education, male > % of male labor force: Labor force with secondary education, male (% of male labor force). Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with secondary education > % of total: Labor force with secondary education (% of total). Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment: Unemployment with tertiary education (% of total unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Primary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net: Net enrollment ratio is the ratio of children of official school age based on the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.
  • Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment with secondary education, male (% of male unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Public spending on education, total > % of GDP: Public spending on education, total (% of GDP). Public expenditure on education as % of GDP is the total public expenditure (current and capital) on education expressed as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in a given year. Public expenditure on education includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration, and transfers/subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities).
  • Labor force with secondary education, female > % of female labor force: Labor force with secondary education, female (% of female labor force). Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Unemployment with secondary education, female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment with secondary education, female (% of female unemployment). Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Persistence to last grade of primary, male > % of cohort: Persistence to last grade of primary, male (% of cohort). Survival rate to last grade of primary. Male is the share of male children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach the last grade of primary. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • Education spending > % of GDP: Government Education Expenditure (% of GDP, 2000-2002)
  • School enrollment > Primary > % 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.
  • Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort: Persistence to grade 5, total (% of cohort). Survival rate to grade 5. Total is the share of children enrolled in the first grade of primary school who eventually reach grade 5. The estimate is calculated on the basis of the reconstructed cohort method, which uses data on enrolment and repeaters for two consecutive years.
  • School enrollment, primary, female > % net: School enrollment, primary, female (% net). Net enrolment rate. Primary. Female is the ratio of female children of the official primary school age who are enrolled in primary school to the female population of the official primary school age.
STAT South Korea United States HISTORY
Children out of school, primary 30,444
Ranked 54th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 58 times more than South Korea

Children out of school, primary per 1000 0.612
Ranked 100th.
5.64
Ranked 47th. 9 times more than South Korea

Children out of school, primary, female 19,771
Ranked 44th.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 39 times more than South Korea

College and university > Gender parity index 0.721
Ranked 101st.
1.41
Ranked 33th. 95% more than South Korea

College and university > Share of total education spending 17.06%
Ranked 69th.
25.65%
Ranked 26th. 50% more than South Korea

Compulsary education duration 9
Ranked 134th.
12
Ranked 14th. 33% more than South Korea

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 5.05%
Ranked 60th.
5.62%
Ranked 39th. 11% more than South Korea

Homeschooling legal status Prohibited by law but law is unclear and the cause is supported by business leaders, therefore homeschoolers do not generally experience issues with authorities. Legal under regulating conditions, varies by state.
Literacy > Female 97%
Ranked 44th.
99%
Ranked 17th. 2% more than South Korea

Literacy > Total population 98.1%
Ranked 39th.
99%
Ranked 20th. 1% more than South Korea

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 138th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 3.31
Ranked 101st.
5.49
Ranked 49th. 66% more than South Korea

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 19.05
Ranked 68th. 33% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 98th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 16.16
Ranked 42nd. 12% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 56th.

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 158th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 0.397
Ranked 83th.
2.5
Ranked 48th. 6 times more than South Korea

Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 118th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 47th.

Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 39th.
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th. 28% more than South Korea

Secondary education, pupils 3.87 million
Ranked 21st.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than South Korea

College and university > Private school share 80.67%
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than United States
27.95%
Ranked 46th.

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.99
Ranked 2nd. The same as United States
0.99
Ranked 49th.

School life expectancy > Total 14.6 years
Ranked 22nd.
15.2 years
Ranked 14th. 4% more than South Korea
Primary education, teachers 164,820
Ranked 23th.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 10 times more than South Korea

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

Compulsary education starting age 6
Ranked 133th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 66th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.325
Ranked 85th. 7 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 132nd. The same as United States
3
Ranked 73th.

Literacy > Male 99.3%
Ranked 17th. About the same as United States
99%
Ranked 28th.

High school > Private school share 31.46%
Ranked 18th. 4 times more than United States
8.27%
Ranked 86th.

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 29.02
Ranked 43th. 2 times more than United States
14.21
Ranked 120th.

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3
Ranked 195th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 103th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 128,241.27
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
56,943.33
Ranked 6th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 3.22 million
Ranked 1st.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than South Korea

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall 539
Ranked 1st. 8% more than United States
500
Ranked 15th.
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 146th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 59th.

Children out of school > Primary 14,161
Ranked 48th.
1.62 million
Ranked 2nd. 114 times more than South Korea

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 4.81
Ranked 61st.
5.36
Ranked 56th. 12% more than South Korea

Secondary education, teachers 239,292
Ranked 16th.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than South Korea

Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 21.24
Ranked 32nd. 42% more than United States
14.96
Ranked 64th.

Mathematical literacy 547
Ranked 2nd. 11% more than United States
493
Ranked 18th.
High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 179th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 105th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 0.214
Ranked 92nd.
3.14
Ranked 43th. 15 times more than South Korea

Scientific literacy 552
Ranked 1st. 11% more than United States
499
Ranked 14th.
Secondary education, general pupils 3.45 million
Ranked 19th.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than South Korea

Reading literacy 525
Ranked 6th. 4% more than United States
504
Ranked 15th.
High school > Gender parity index 0.988
Ranked 88th.
1.01
Ranked 68th. 2% more than South Korea

Literacy > Reading performance > Overall reading skills 539
Ranked 1st. 8% more than United States
500
Ranked 15th.
Scientific and technical journal articles 13,746
Ranked 12th.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than South Korea

Literacy > Reading performance > Access and retrieve 542
Ranked 1st. 10% more than United States
492
Ranked 25th.
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 34%
Ranked 22nd.
47%
Ranked 7th. 38% more than South Korea
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 3.82%
Ranked 74th. 14 times more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 67.35
Ranked 1st. 17% more than United States
57.75
Ranked 4th.

Scouting > Genders admitted both both for Venturing, boys only for non-Venturing
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 168th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 16.5%
Ranked 32nd. 8% more than United States
15.3%
Ranked 38th.

Children out of school, primary, male 10,673
Ranked 54th.
976,866
Ranked 3rd. 92 times more than South Korea

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 4.6%
Ranked 59th.
5.9%
Ranked 23th. 28% more than South Korea

High school > Students per teacher 16.16
Ranked 43th. 12% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 57th.

Secondary education > General pupils 3.18 million
Ranked 10th.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than South Korea

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 128th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 59th.

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 2.94 per 1,000 people
Ranked 75th.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. Twice as much as South Korea

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 4.19 million
Ranked 4th.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than South Korea

Schools connected to the Internet 100%
Ranked 3rd. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 2nd.

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 77.7
Ranked 77th.
77.71
Ranked 76th. The same as South Korea

Primary education, pupils per 1000 63.07
Ranked 117th.
78.41
Ranked 97th. 24% more than South Korea

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 0.63
Ranked 2nd.
1.4
Ranked 22nd. 2 times more than South Korea

Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 1
Ranked 3rd.
1.02
Ranked 54th. 2% more than South Korea

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 67.37 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 17% more than United States
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th.

Universities > Top 100 1
Ranked 17th.
31
Ranked 1st. 31 times more than South Korea
Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 2.58
Ranked 73th. 14 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 178th.

Children out of school > Primary per 1000 0.294
Ranked 73th.
5.54
Ranked 58th. 19 times more than South Korea

Inequality adjusted index 0.702
Ranked 43th.
0.941
Ranked 3rd. 34% more than South Korea
Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 51.94%
Ranked 34th. 9% more than United States
47.8%
Ranked 32nd.

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 136th. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $11,125.42
Ranked 7th.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than South Korea

Secondary education, general pupils per 1000 69.34
Ranked 71st.
77.71
Ranked 47th. 12% more than South Korea

Literacy > Reading performance > Integrate and interpret 541
Ranked 1st. 9% more than United States
495
Ranked 20th.
Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 1.49%
Ranked 121st.
8.72%
Ranked 80th. 6 times more than South Korea

High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 131st. The same as United States
12
Ranked 61st.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 100%
Ranked 1st. 6% more than United States
94%
Ranked 71st.

Primary education > Pupils 4.13 million
Ranked 15th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than South Korea

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 36.55%
Ranked 5th.
56.64%
Ranked 34th. 55% more than South Korea

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 76.19 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th.
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th. 9% more than South Korea

Secondary education, vocational pupils 416,394
Ranked 19th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 19.05
Ranked 68th. 33% more than United States
14.29
Ranked 100th.

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 67.18%
Ranked 62nd.
77.19%
Ranked 38th. 15% more than South Korea

Secondary education > Teachers 207,878
Ranked 5th.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than South Korea

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 17 years
Ranked 1st. 6% more than United States
16 years
Ranked 15th.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 3.65 million
Ranked 2nd.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than South Korea

Scientific and technical journal articles per million 287.22
Ranked 26th.
728.12
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than South Korea

Literacy > Reading performance > Continuous texts 538
Ranked 1st. 8% more than United States
500
Ranked 13th.
Literacy > Reading performance > Non-continuous texts 542
Ranked 1st. 8% more than United States
503
Ranked 14th.
Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 46.95%
Ranked 7th.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. 4% more than South Korea

Children out of school > Primary > Per capita 0.293 per 1,000 people
Ranked 74th.
5.52 per 1,000 people
Ranked 57th. 19 times more than South Korea

Literacy > Reading performance > Reflect and evaluate 542
Ranked 1st. 6% more than United States
512
Ranked 8th.
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 100%
Ranked 1st. 6% more than United States
94%
Ranked 66th.

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 159th. The same as United States
15
Ranked 90th.

School life expectancy > Male 15.3 years
Ranked 10th. 3% more than United States
14.8 years
Ranked 17th.
Universities > Top 200 3
Ranked 15th.
54
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than South Korea
Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 65.8 per 1,000 people
Ranked 56th.
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 25% more than South Korea

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 87.45
Ranked 8th. 1% more than United States
86.39
Ranked 118th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.087 per capita
Ranked 8th. 1% more than United States
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th.

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 100%
Ranked 1st. 8% more than United States
93%
Ranked 66th.

Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD 2.98%
Ranked 4th. 11% more than United States
2.68%
Ranked 7th.
Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 78%
Ranked 25th.
87%
Ranked 8th. 12% more than South Korea
Primary education > Teachers 142,153
Ranked 13th.
1.73 million
Ranked 3rd. 12 times more than South Korea

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 47.35%
Ranked 5th.
48.72%
Ranked 92nd. 3% more than South Korea

Expenditure on education > Change in expenditure on education > Expenditure in tertiary education 130.39 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 11th. 11% more than United States
117.74 Index of change, year 200
Ranked 15th.
Primary education > Teachers per 1000 2.95
Ranked 72nd.
5.9
Ranked 45th. Twice as much as South Korea

Children out of school > Primary > Female > Per capita 0.216 per 1,000 people
Ranked 68th.
3.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th. 16 times more than South Korea

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $556.32 billion
Ranked 5th.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than South Korea

Universities > Top 200 per million 0.0623
Ranked 21st.
0.183
Ranked 17th. 3 times more than South Korea
Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 166th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Scouting > Members 190,539
Ranked 11th.
2.99 million
Ranked 3rd. 16 times more than South Korea
Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 59.1%
Ranked 43th. 8% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 41st.

High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 58.31%
Ranked 45th. 6% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 39th.

High school > Share of total education spending 38.22%
Ranked 36th. 8% more than United States
35.42%
Ranked 52nd.

Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 71.36%
Ranked 67th.
81.55%
Ranked 48th. 14% more than South Korea

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 99.43
Ranked 25th. 2% more than United States
97.22
Ranked 93th.

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 4.32
Ranked 39th.
5.52
Ranked 66th. 28% more than South Korea

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 66.02
Ranked 58th.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 25% more than South Korea

Children out of school > Primary > Male 3,732
Ranked 47th.
593,372
Ranked 5th. 159 times more than South Korea

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.987
Ranked 83th.
0.991
Ranked 69th. About the same as South Korea

Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women 0.0
Ranked 44th.
25,000
Ranked 1st.

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 76.17
Ranked 4th.
82.94
Ranked 90th. 9% more than South Korea

Outcomes > Tertiary attainment > Tertiary attainment for age group 55-64 10.58%
Ranked 26th.
37.67%
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than South Korea
Scouting > Members per thousand people 3.81
Ranked 37th.
9.52
Ranked 14th. 2 times more than South Korea
School life expectancy > Female 13.9 years
Ranked 31st.
15.7 years
Ranked 11th. 13% more than South Korea
Children out of school > Primary > Male > Per capita 0.077 per 1,000 people
Ranked 71st.
2.02 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th. 26 times more than South Korea

Universities > Top 100 per million 0.0208
Ranked 18th.
0.105
Ranked 13th. 5 times more than South Korea
Universities > Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.004 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 22nd.
0.005 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th. 25% more than South Korea
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 100.3
Ranked 44th.
101.63
Ranked 58th. 1% more than South Korea

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 85.7
Ranked 85th. 2% more than United States
83.88
Ranked 115th.

Young shorttext readers 52.2%
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than United States
11%
Ranked 24th.
Research and Development > RandD > Expenditure on RandD > Gross domestic expenditure on RandD per million 0.0606%
Ranked 18th. 7 times more than United States
0.00874%
Ranked 28th.
Young longtext readers 14%
Ranked 23th.
28.4%
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than South Korea
International Mathematical Olympiad > Results for the 2006 IMO > Points 170
Ranked 3rd. 10% more than United States
154
Ranked 5th.
Universities > Top 100 > Per $ GDP 0.021 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 19th.
0.037 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 15th. 76% more than South Korea
Secondary education, teachers > % female 56.53%
Ranked 48th.
61.15%
Ranked 36th. 8% more than South Korea

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 87.21%
Ranked 59th.
108.83%
Ranked 20th. 25% more than South Korea

Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita 11.39 million
Ranked 2nd. 316 times more than United States
36,028.94
Ranked 52nd.

Unemployment with primary education > Male > % of male unemployment 17.2%
Ranked 27th.
19.2%
Ranked 47th. 12% more than South Korea

School enrollment > Preprimary > Male > % gross 90.73% gross
Ranked 12th. 43% more than United States
63.25% gross
Ranked 58th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Male > % net 90.26% net
Ranked 5th. 2% more than United States
88.14% net
Ranked 23th.

Secondary education > Teachers > % female 49.94% female
Ranked 43th.
62.59% female
Ranked 37th. 25% more than South Korea

Labor force with tertiary education, female > % of female labor force 30.8%
Ranked 27th.
36.5%
Ranked 5th. 19% more than South Korea

Labor force with primary education > % of total 23%
Ranked 53th. 72% more than United States
13.4%
Ranked 51st.

Labor force with secondary education, male > % of male labor force 43.3%
Ranked 41st.
50.2%
Ranked 23th. 16% more than South Korea

Labor force with secondary education > % of total 42%
Ranked 42nd.
50.8%
Ranked 22nd. 21% more than South Korea

Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment 21.1%
Ranked 34th.
46.5%
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than South Korea

Primary education > Pupils > % female 47.07% female
Ranked 76th.
48.08% female
Ranked 104th. 2% more than South Korea

Scouting > Membership > Scouting introduced 1922 1910
School enrollment > Primary > Male > % net 99.58% net
Ranked 2nd. 6% more than United States
94.25% net
Ranked 51st.

Unemployment with secondary education, male > % of male unemployment 63.6%
Ranked 13th. 69% more than United States
37.6%
Ranked 57th.

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 5.05%
Ranked 60th.
5.62%
Ranked 41st. 11% more than South Korea

Labor force with secondary education, female > % of female labor force 40.2%
Ranked 45th.
51.6%
Ranked 23th. 28% more than South Korea

Unemployment with secondary education, female > % of female unemployment 63.4%
Ranked 14th. 92% more than United States
33%
Ranked 70th.

Persistence to last grade of primary, male > % of cohort 98.98%
Ranked 12th. 1% more than United States
98.33%
Ranked 21st.

Education spending > % of GDP 4.2%
Ranked 80th.
5.7%
Ranked 38th. 36% more than South Korea
School enrollment > Primary > % gross 104.79% gross
Ranked 52nd. 6% more than United States
98.98% gross
Ranked 115th.

Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 99.13%
Ranked 8th. 6% more than United States
93.68%
Ranked 44th.

School enrollment, primary, female > % net 98.49%
Ranked 11th. 6% more than United States
92.48%
Ranked 52nd.

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