ERIC Number: ED366659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
International Comparisons of Educational Attainment. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Information from the International Indicators Project of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Center for Educational Research and Innovation is used to compare completion rates of secondary and higher education in the United States with those of other highly industrialized countries, namely, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Compared to these countries, the United States has the most educated population, although 25- to 34-year-olds in Japan, Germany, and Canada have completed secondary education at rates similar to their counterparts in the United States. Young men in Japan were more likely to have completed higher education than men in the other industrialized countries, with young men in the United States second. Young women in the United States were more likely to have completed higher education than women or men in the other countries (with the exception of Japanese men). A table shows the percentage of the population completing secondary and higher education by age, sex, and country. Four graphs illustrate these findings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Educational Attainment, Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Studies, Secondary Education, Sex Differences
Carol Sue Framboluti, 555 New Jersey Ave., Washington, DC 20208 (for camera ready copy of this Indicator).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; France; Germany; Italy; Japan; United Kingdom