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#1 GeneShackman



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 04:20 PM

I used data from the World Bank to show world wide levels of education. The report is here





Basically, the WB has three indicators, literacy rate, secondary enrollment and tertiary enrollment.
Literacy rate has the most missing data, secondary enrollment the least.
The three indicators are fairly well correlated.
Worldwide, there is a wide differences between countries with the highest and lowest secondary enrollment rates. Several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have enrollment rates below 25% (Niger, Central African Republic, Chad, Mozambique, Mauritania). The countries with the highest enrollment rates are Australia, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, and New Zealand, all with rates about 120% or over. 
In some regions (Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa), there are some, but not huge, differences between countries with the highest and lowest secondary enrollment rates. In other regions (Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Pacific), there are large differences.
Comment and feedback appreciated.
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Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:30 PM

It seems to me that the best indicators of education are; the capacity to teach skills and knowledge and the actual skills and intelligence gained from the system or systems currently in place.

I'm also under the impression that there is likely a better source to calculate the level of goal education. Banks by nature like to lend against assets to repossess them when debtors can't pay, so it would seem likely that they would be a fit judge of who is "smart" enough to take out loans with them.

However I found an article noting some impressive calculations from specialist organizations that used reading, math and science as the basis for calculating. The results aren't very surprising.


Edited by Starshine, 30 September 2016 - 07:32 PM.

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