Saturday, October 14, 2017

How Canada compares to the world

From People For Education Newsletter – Toronto

The 2017 OECD Education at a Glance Report  reveals some interesting facts about Canada:
  • At 61%, Canada has the second highest rate of 25-34 year-olds with a tertiary degree (college or university) among OECD countries. Only Korea is higher, with 70%.
  • Canada has the highest percentage of 15-24 year-old students in paid employment among OECD countries – just under 80%, compared to the OECD average of 38%. 
  • 6% of post-secondary graduates are in education, whereas 26% are in business, administration and law.
  • Among OECD countries, Canada, Chile, Korea and the United States spend the largest percentage of GDP on post-secondary education, but they also have the highest share of funding from private sources.
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