Mean years of schooling

gender ratio, 1870–2010

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Data Item187018711872187318741875187618771878187918801881188218831884188518861887188818891890189118921893189418951896189718981899190019011902190319041905190619071908190919101911191219131914191519161917191819191920192119221923192419251926192719281929193019311932193319341935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010
Advanced Economies74.4674.9575.4475.9476.4376.9276.5276.1275.7375.3374.9375.6676.3877.1177.8478.5778.2978.0277.7477.4777.2078.0678.9279.7880.6481.5081.7882.0682.3482.6182.8983.1183.3283.5383.7583.9684.0584.1384.2284.3084.3984.7685.1285.4985.8586.2286.8987.5588.2288.8889.5590.1190.6891.2591.8292.3992.8493.3093.7594.2094.6594.7694.8794.9895.0995.2095.4495.6795.9196.1496.3896.4596.5296.5996.6696.7396.2395.7295.2294.7194.2194.1794.1494.1194.0894.0594.1994.3494.4994.6394.7894.7894.7894.7894.7894.7994.7794.7594.7394.7094.6894.6094.5294.4494.3694.2894.4394.5894.7394.8895.0395.3495.6495.9596.2696.5696.6596.7396.8296.9096.9997.0297.0697.0997.1297.1597.3497.5297.7197.8998.0898.3098.5398.7698.9999.2299.3899.5399.6999.84100.00
Asia and the Pacific30.0429.1228.2027.2826.3625.4424.9224.4023.8823.3622.8421.6820.5219.3618.2017.0416.4915.9415.4014.8514.3014.0513.7913.5413.2813.0313.2813.5413.7914.0514.3014.6214.9415.2715.5915.9116.1216.3316.5416.7516.9617.6918.4319.1719.9020.6422.4724.3126.1427.9729.8129.5029.2028.8928.5928.2828.0327.7827.5327.2827.0326.9426.8626.7726.6926.6130.6434.6738.7042.7346.7646.3245.8745.4344.9844.5444.9845.4245.8746.3146.7547.1547.5447.9348.3348.7249.5550.3851.2052.0352.8653.9054.9556.0057.0458.0959.2560.4161.5762.7363.8964.3664.8465.3165.7866.2566.8767.4968.1168.7369.3570.4871.6072.7373.8674.9976.0277.0578.0879.1180.1479.4278.7177.9977.2776.5676.4376.3176.1976.0775.9576.7877.6178.4479.2880.1180.9081.6982.4983.2884.07
Eastern Europe67.9767.9867.9867.9967.9968.0068.2068.4068.6068.8068.9969.0369.0769.1069.1469.1769.4869.7970.0970.4070.7071.2371.7572.2872.8073.3372.3971.4570.5269.5868.6568.0467.4366.8266.2165.6066.0166.4266.8367.2367.6467.7167.7767.8467.9067.9768.5869.2069.8270.4371.0571.9772.8873.8074.7275.6376.3377.0277.7278.4179.1179.5780.0480.5080.9781.4381.3181.1981.0780.9680.8480.9180.9881.0681.1381.2081.2481.2881.3181.3581.3981.5781.7481.9282.1082.2782.5682.8483.1383.4183.7083.5983.4883.3883.2783.1683.5783.9884.3984.8085.2185.8286.4287.0387.6388.2488.8089.3689.9390.4991.0591.3691.6791.9892.2992.6093.1293.6494.1694.6895.2096.0696.9297.7898.6599.5199.6299.7499.8599.96100.08100.24100.39100.55100.71100.87100.95101.03101.12101.20101.28
Latin America and the Caribbean27.2827.5527.8228.0928.3628.6328.9529.2829.6029.9230.2430.8031.3631.9232.4833.0433.8134.5935.3636.1336.9137.7238.5439.3640.1841.0043.4345.8648.3050.7353.1655.0756.9758.8860.7862.6965.8769.0572.2375.4178.5978.2477.8977.5377.1876.8377.7478.6579.5580.4681.3781.6181.8582.0982.3382.5782.6982.8182.9283.0483.1582.9882.8282.6582.4882.3182.2682.2082.1582.1082.0582.3382.6182.8983.1883.4683.8484.2284.6084.9785.3585.5785.7986.0186.2386.4586.6586.8487.0487.2387.4387.5887.7287.8788.0288.1688.5188.8689.2189.5689.9189.9690.0090.0490.0990.1390.4890.8391.1891.5391.8892.6193.3494.0794.8095.5396.1196.6897.2697.8398.4198.4698.5198.5698.6098.6598.7598.8498.9399.0399.1299.1799.2299.2799.3399.3899.76100.14100.52100.90101.28
Middle East and North Africa24.3924.5824.7724.9525.1425.3324.7124.0923.4822.8622.2521.7421.2420.7320.2319.7219.5619.4119.2519.1018.9418.8218.7018.5718.4518.3320.5922.8625.1227.3929.6530.8532.0633.2634.4635.6636.0736.4736.8737.2737.6837.1936.7036.2135.7235.2334.8434.4634.0733.6933.3033.3933.4833.5633.6533.7334.2634.7835.3135.8336.3636.5436.7336.9237.1137.2936.7636.2235.6835.1434.6034.4834.3534.2334.1033.9834.0434.1034.1634.2234.2834.4634.6434.8134.9935.1635.3635.5735.7735.9736.1736.4636.7537.0437.3337.6238.1838.7339.2839.8440.3941.7243.0544.3745.7047.0347.9448.8649.7750.6851.6052.7153.8254.9356.0457.1558.3959.6360.8762.1163.3464.7266.0967.4668.8370.2171.4772.7373.9975.2676.5277.3578.1879.0279.8580.6882.0583.4184.7786.1387.50
Sub-Saharan Africa8.127.827.537.236.946.656.456.256.055.855.655.505.355.205.054.914.864.814.754.704.654.744.834.925.015.105.576.056.527.007.479.2811.0912.9014.7116.5218.0419.5721.0922.6224.1425.9427.7529.5531.3533.1534.6136.0737.5238.9840.4441.4842.5343.5744.6245.6646.7047.7548.7949.8450.8851.9052.9253.9554.9755.9956.4856.9657.4457.9358.4158.9959.5660.1460.7161.2961.1260.9660.7960.6360.4660.1959.9359.6659.3959.1358.9158.6958.4858.2658.0457.8057.5657.3157.0756.8257.1257.4257.7258.0258.3258.3958.4558.5158.5758.6458.7558.8758.9959.1059.2259.7360.2460.7561.2761.7862.8964.0165.1366.2467.3668.3369.3170.2871.2672.2372.6573.0773.4873.9074.3275.0375.7476.4577.1677.8778.7079.5280.3581.1782.00

Data was gathered from newly compiled census observations and information on the year of establishment of the oldest school in individual countries. Data is expressed as a percent, given by the mean number of female years of schooling divided by the mean number of male years of schooling. A score of 100% indicates parity, while a score less than 100% indicates that males receive greater schooling than females.

Source: Robert J. Barro, Harvard University and Jong-Wha Lee, Korea University