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OECD Education Statistics, 1985-2013

Title details

SN: 5588
Title: OECD Education Statistics, 1985-2013
Persistent identifier: 10.5257/oecd/educ/2009
Depositor: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Principal investigator(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics
General - Education


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Updated annually, this database contains an up-to-date array of comparative education statistics and indicators from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and non-OECD countries from 1985 onwards. It provides information on the human and financial resources invested in education, on access to, progression and completion of education, on how education and learning systems operate, and on the returns to educational investments.

These data were first provided by the UK Data Service in January 2007. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on its OECD Education Statistics holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the database is: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ({YYYY}): OECD Education Statistics ({Ed. Data download: YYYY-MM}). UK Data Service. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g.}.

Alternative DOIs: 10.1787/edu-data-en (to access via OECD.Stat subscription).

Main Topics:
Within UKDS.Stat, the OECD Education Statistics are presented in the following datasets (some will include missing data):

• Archive database (ISCED 1997 data) 2000-2011.
• Education and skills.
• Education at a Glance.
• Measuring Innovation in Education.
• Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS).

Data series include:

• Educational Personnel
• Expenditure by funding source and transaction type
• Expenditure by nature and resource category
• Foreign / international students enrolled
• Graduates by age
• Graduates by field of education
• New entrants by sex and age
• Students aligned to finance and personnel data
• Students enrolled by age
• Students enrolled by type of institution
• Total population by sex and age

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1985 - 2013
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
Countries covered include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Zimbabwe
Time dimensions: Time Series
the database is updated annually
Sampling procedures: See documentation for details
Method of data collection: See documentation for details
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 22 January 2007
Latest edition: 11 February 2016 (3rd Edition)
Copyright: Copyright Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: Effective July 15th 2015, the UK Data Service made access to OECD online statistics databases free to all users. Please refer to the OECD's Terms and Conditions.
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