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OECD in Figures 2008

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This 20th edition of OECD in Figures is an original, simple to use, pocket data book. It is a primary statistical source. As with all OECD data, it is compiled and checked by our experts, so that decision-makers in government, research and business know they can rely on it.

The 2008 edition of OECD in Figures contains key data ranging from economic growth and employment to education and migration. There are comparable tables on the environment, science, public finances, and on every theme the organisation is working on. For added perspective, OECD in Figures includes a selection of graphs, highlighting key challenges, such as public debt, climate change and development aid.

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Performance, 2006

Performance, 2006 appears in OECD in Figures 2008.

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OECD in Figures 2008 > Education > Performance, 20061
  Student performance on the combined reading, scientific and mathematical literacy scales, mean score, 20062 % educational attainment of adult population and current graduation rates Index of earning differentials, tertiary- type A to upper- secondary (25- to- 64- year- olds)3 % unemployment ratio at tertiary- type A attainment level (25- to- 64- year- olds)34
  Upper secondary or higher, 25- to- 64- year- olds Current upper secondary graduation rate Tertiary- type A attainment, 25- to- 64- year- olds First- time tertiary- type A graduation rate
  Reading Maths Science Women Men Women Men
                       
Australia 512.9 519.9 526.9 66.7 .. 23.8 59.1 156 143 2.4 2.0
Austria 490.2 505.5 510.8 80.3 .. 10.1 21.5 166 181 4.1 2.1
Belgium 500.9 520.3 510.4 66.9 .. 14.1 .. 151 155 4.5 3.5
Canada 527.0 527.0 534.5 85.6 .. 24.0 34.7 174 166 3.9 3.7
Czech Republic5 482.7 509.9 512.9 90.3 89.7 13.5 29.0 167 197 2.4 2.1
Denmark 494.5 513.0 495.9 81.6 86.5 27.1 44.6 128 141 3.5 2.7
Finland 546.9 548.4 563.3 79.6 95.4 19.2 47.5 165 180 3.9 2.8
France 487.7 495.5 495.2 67.4 .. 15.6 .. 157 176 5.7 5.5
Germany 494.9 503.8 515.6 83.2 102.7 15.1 21.2 168 173 5.1 4.4
Greece 459.7 459.2 473.4 58.7 100.1 15.1 20.4 .. .. 7.2 4.2
Hungary 482.4 490.9 503.9 78.1 85.4 17.4 30.3 189 260 2.2 2.2
Iceland 484.4 505.5 490.8 63.3 90.4 25.6 62.8 .. .. .. ..
Ireland 517.3 501.5 508.3 66.2 86.5 19.9 39.1 187 192 1.7 2.2
Italy 468.5 461.7 475.4 51.3 85.5 12.4 39.4 134 183 5.9 3.8
Japan 498.0 523.1 531.4 .. 92.6 23.0 38.6 .. .. 2.5 2.7
Korea 556.0 547.5 522.1 76.7 93.0 23.5 .. 201 138 2.3 2.7
Luxembourg 479.4 490.0 486.3 65.5 71.6 16.4 .. 145 170 4.2 2.4
Mexico 410.5 405.7 409.7 32.4 42.0 14.4 .. .. .. 3.2 2.9
Netherlands 506.7 530.7 524.9 72.4 .. 28.4 43.0 155 143 2.3 2.3
New Zealand 521.0 522.0 530.4 69.4 73.7 23.0 51.9 140 132 2.7 2.1
Norway 484.3 489.8 486.5 78.9 91.4 30.5 42.6 134 134 1.5 2.1
Poland5 507.6 495.4 497.8 52.7 80.1 17.9 47.3 168 197 5.3 4.7
Portugal5 472.3 466.2 474.3 27.6 .. 13.5 32.9 173 183 6.0 4.5
Slovak Republic 466.3 492.1 488.4 86.5 82.4 13.3 34.6 .. .. 3.3 2.0
Spain 460.8 480.0 488.4 49.8 72.0 19.8 32.9 156 144 6.5 4.1
Sweden 507.3 502.4 503.3 84.1 75.7 21.7 40.6 132 145 3.9 4.3
Switzerland 499.3 529.7 511.5 85.0 89.5 19.9 29.8 141 121 3.6 2.2
Turkey5 447.1 423.9 423.8 28.3 51.2 10.4 15.2 162 162 9.0 5.9
United Kingdom 495.1 495.4 514.8 69.1 88.3 21.7 39.0 194 159 2.1 2.3
United States .. 474.4 488.9 87.8 77.2 34.5 35.5 177 192 2.2 2.6
OECD average 491.8 497.7 500.0 68.5 82.6 19.5 37.3 .. .. 3.9 3.1
Brazil5 392.9 369.5 390.3 29.5 .. 7.8 .. .. .. .. ..
Russian Federation 439.9 475.7 479.5 88.0 .. 20.8 .. .. .. .. ..
1. Individual and labour market outcomes of education, 2006 unless otherwise stated.
2. At age 15 and therefore approaching the end of compulsory schooling.
3. Tertiary type A includes ISCED level 5A leading to a BA, Masters or equivalent degree, and advanced research programmes (ISCED 6).
4. Number of 25-to-64-year-olds who are unemployed as a percentage of the labour force.
5. Tertiary-type A attainment includes all types of tertiary level degrees.
6. Index of earning differentials, tertiary-type A to upper-secondary includes all types of tertiary level degrees.
.. Not available or not applicable.
Sources:
Education at a Glance 2008 : OECD indicators, OECD, Paris, 2008. www.oecd.org/edu/eag2008;
PISA 2006: Science Competencies for Tomorrow's World, OECD, Paris. www.pisa.oecd.org.
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