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Highlights from Education at a Glance 2008

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Highlights from Education at a Glance 2008 is an introduction to OECD’s collection of internationally comparable data on education and learning. It includes data on enrolment and attainment, impacts on jobs and incomes, educational spending, class size and instruction time, and performance of education systems.

 

Each indicator is presented on a two-page spread. The left-hand page explains the significance of the indicator, discusses the main findings, examines key trends and provides readers with a roadmap for finding out more in the OECD education databases and in other OECD education publications. The right-hand page contains clearly presented charts and tables, accompanied by dynamic hyperlinks (StatLinks) that direct readers to the corresponding data in Excel™ format.

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How does education affect employment rates?

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

This indicator examines the relationship between education and employment. The better educated individuals are, the more likely they are to be employed. As populations in OECD countries age, higher levels of education and longer participation in employment can help to ensure more people are economically active and help to alleviate the burden of financing public pension schemes.

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