Educational attainment and labour-force status
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This indicator presents internationally comparable data regarding the labour force status and the educational attainment level by the National Educational Attainment Categories (NEAC) as reported by the labour force survey (LFS) and published in OECD Education at a Glance 2017. For trend data, the Education at a Glance Database includes data from 1981 to 2016 (or years with available data).

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12-09-2017

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Yearly

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Indicators are computed on various levels of education. In most countries data refer to ISCED 2011. For Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa data refer to ISCED-97. See the description of the levels of education in the Definitions section. In the trend data tables, in most countries there is a break in the time series, represented by the code "b", as data for 2015 and 2016 refer to ISCED 2011 while data for previous years refer to ISCED-97. For China, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia data refer to ISCED-97 for all years. See Definitions and Methodology sections for more information.

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Standard errors taking into account the complex sample design may be higher. The extent of the estimation error of the standard error can be assessed by comparing the standard errors released for selected indictors in EAG 2016 (EAG 2017 - Annex 3), that take into account complex survey design, with the respective standard errors released in EAG 2017 computed under the simple random sample assumption

Educational attainment and labour-force statusAbstract

This indicator presents internationally comparable data regarding the labour force status and the educational attainment level by the National Educational Attainment Categories (NEAC) as reported by the labour force survey (LFS) and published in OECD Education at a Glance 2017. For trend data, the Education at a Glance Database includes data from 1981 to 2016 (or years with available data).

Data source(s) used

Education at a Glance 2017. National data sources and technical notes are available in Annex 3 of

Education_at_a_Glancehttp://www.oecd.org/education/education-at-a-glance-19991487.htm
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Yearly

Date last updated

12-09-2017

Contact person

Markus SCHWABE
Simon NORMANDEAU

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Calendar year

Classification(s) used

Indicators are computed on various levels of education. In most countries data refer to ISCED 2011. For Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa data refer to ISCED-97. See the description of the levels of education in the Definitions section. In the trend data tables, in most countries there is a break in the time series, represented by the code "b", as data for 2015 and 2016 refer to ISCED 2011 while data for previous years refer to ISCED-97. For China, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia data refer to ISCED-97 for all years. See Definitions and Methodology sections for more information.

Recommended uses and limitations

Standard errors taking into account the complex sample design may be higher. The extent of the estimation error of the standard error can be assessed by comparing the standard errors released for selected indictors in EAG 2016 (EAG 2017 - Annex 3), that take into account complex survey design, with the respective standard errors released in EAG 2017 computed under the simple random sample assumption

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