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Mean years of schooling

Average number of completed years of education of a country's population aged 25 years and older, excluding years spent repeating individual grades.
Source Definition
UIS Methodology for Estimation of Mean Years of Schooling.
Data Required
Population aged 25 years and above by highest level of education attained.
Data Source
Mainly national population census; household and/or labour force surveys.
Mean years of schooling
Mean years of schooling Mean years of schooling
Mean years of schooling Proportion of the population in age groupMean years of schoolingfor which the level of educationMean years of schoolingis the highest level attained
Mean years of schooling Official duration of the level of educationMean years of schoolingfor age groupMean years of schoolingat the time when this age group was in school
Types of Disaggregation
By sex.

Durée moyenne de scolarisation

Nombre moyen d’années d’études complétées par la population âgée de 25 ans et plus d’un pays donné, excluant les années passées en redoublement.
Source de la définition
La méthodologie de l’ISU pour l’estimation des années de scolarisation moyennes.
Données exigées
Population âgée de 25 ans et plus par le plus haut niveau de scolarisation.
Source de données
Principalement recensement national de la population; enquêtes auprès des ménages et/ou de la main-d'œuvre.
Types de désagrégation
Par sexe.

Promedio de años de escolarización

Promedio de años de educación finalizados por la población de 25 años o más de un país excluyendo los años destinados a la repetición de grados.
Fuente(s) de la definición
Metodología del UIS para estimar los años promedio de escolarización.
Datos requeridos
Población de 25 años de edad o más por el nivel educativo más avanzado logrado.
Fuente(s) de datos
Principalmente los censos nacionales de población; encuestas de hogares y/o sobre la fuerza laboral.
Tipos de desagregación
Por sexo.