Education at a Glance 2007

OECD Indicators

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OECD's annual Education at a Glance looks at who participates in education, what is spent on it, how education systems operate and the results achieved. The latter includes indicators on a wide range of outcomes, from comparisons of students’ performance in key subject areas to the impact of education on earnings and on adults’ chances of employment. New material in this 2007 edition includes data on how socio-economic background affects access to tertiary education, more data on participation in vocational programmes, trend data on graduation rates, trend data on enrolment rates, data on contractual arrangements of teachers, and data on evaluation policies for public schools.  This book includes StatLinks, urls linking to Excel® spreadsheets containing the background data.

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Indicator A1 To what level have adults studied?

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

This indicator profiles the educational attainment of the adult population, as captured through formal educational qualifications. As such it provides a proxy for the knowledge and skills available to national economies and societies. Data on attainment by fields of education and by age groups are also used in this indicator both to examine the distribution of skills in the population and to have a rough measure of what skills have recently entered the labour market and of what skills will be leaving the labour market in the coming years. It also looks at the effects of tertiary education expansion and asks whether this leads to the overqualified crowding out the lesser qualified.

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