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This 2008 variation of schooling at a look: OECD signs offers a wealthy, similar and updated array of signs at the functionality of schooling structures in OECD international locations and represents the consensus considering on how one can degree the present nation of schooling the world over. the symptoms examine who participates in schooling, what's spent on it and the way schooling platforms function and on the effects completed. The latter contains signs on quite a lot of results, from comparisons of scholars' functionality in key topic components to the influence of schooling on profits and on adults' probabilities of employment. New fabric during this variation comprises: access charges in tertiary schooling via box of analysis; info at the abilities of 15-year-olds in technological know-how; an research of the socio-economic heritage of 15-year-olds and the position in their mom and dad; facts at the quantity to which the socio-economic prestige of folks impacts scholars' participation in better schooling; facts at the returns to schooling; facts at the governance of upper schooling associations; an research of potency within the use of assets; info on reviews and exams inside of schooling platforms; and a comparability of the degrees of decision-making in schooling throughout international locations Excel­® spreadsheets used to create the tables and charts during this booklet can be found through the StatLinks revealed during this booklet. The tables and charts, in addition to the whole OECD on-line schooling Database, are freely on hand through the OECD schooling site at

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4. Picture of generational difference in social sciences and in education (2004) This chart depicts the ratio of 25-to-34-year-olds with an ISCED 5A level of education and 30-to-39-year-olds with an ISCED 6 to 55-to-64-year-olds with an ISCED 5A and 6 in social sciences and in education. Year of reference 2001. Only ISCED 5A level of educationnal attainment. Source: OECD. 5. org/edu/eag2008). 1787/401474646362 There are three and a half times as many young adults with degrees in social sciences, business and law as in the older age group.

In the Czech Republic, 20% or more of a typical age cohort completes a post-secondary non-tertiary programme. • Entry rates in tertiary-type A education increased substantially between 1995 and 2006, by 20 percentage points on average in OECD countries. Between 2000 and 2006, growth exceeded 10 percentage points in 11 of the 25 OECD countries for which data are available. In 2006, in Australia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Sweden, and the partner country the Russian Federation, it is estimated that 65% and more of young adults will enter tertiary-type A programmes.

INDICATOR A1 TO WHAT LEVEL HAVE ADULTS STUDIED? 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. To have a better understanding of the demand for education, the distribution of occupations across OECD countries and the matching of tertiary-educated individuals to skilled jobs are also examined in this indicator.

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