Follow the link to a blogpost and graph showing the average number of years of education the people of a country get and how evenly that is shared by gender.
Note they use the phrase ‘school life expectancy’, which sounds a little weird to me.
From the post:
On the vertical axis in the figure below (click to enlarge) is total life expectancy in school and on the horizontal axis the ratio of female to male life expectancy in school. The figure tells us a number of interesting things. First, the largest imbalances are against women and these tend to occur in countries with a low level of total education. South Korea is an interesting outlier.
A few island nations (to stretch a little the definition of ‘island’) seem to lead teh way, education-wise.
Following the links back to the source (the UN statistics division), I looked for Canada, as I couldn’t find it on the cluttered graph. Below are Canada and a few other countries, for those who can’t find their country or who prefer numerical, rather than visual, presentation of data. Actually, I have not tried to make a chart with WordPress before. With Blogger, the extra spaces would be ignored and the characters jammed together. I hope there is a usable chart below.
Country or area Men Women Total/ Average
Australia 20 21 21
Canada 16 16 16
RO Korea 18 16 17
US 15 17 16
It looks like the data at the UN is very easily manipulated. I don’t mean that in the spin-doctor sense; it is possible to make your own charts and tables on-site.
Access data and build your own statistical tables related to UNESCO’s fields of action.
The Data Centre contains over 1,000 types of indicators and raw data on education, literacy, science and technology, culture and communication.
Via Marginal Revolution.