Indicator database

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    Quality of education system

    The mean value of the people per country [...] when asked 'How would you rate the quality of the education system in your country?'.

    Eurofound, http://eurofound.europa.eu/surveys/data-visualisation/european-quality-o..., retrieved on 13.01.2015

    Reading skills

    The indicator represents the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) test results of 15 year old school students in 65 participating countries, organised by OECD. The survey focuses on mathematics, with reading, science and problem-solving minor areas of assessment.
    This indicator focuses on reading skills.
    (http://www.oecd.org/pisa/)
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Pupils and students in all levels of education (ISCED 0-6)

    The indicator sums up all "enrolled students (ISCED levels 0 to 6) and students in adult education programmes (ISCED levels 1 to 4) by country, year, level of education, programme destination, programme orientation, part time/full time scale, type of institution and gender. The statistics contained in this dataset refer to education in the ordinary school and university system, as defined in the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED)."

    Sex Ratio of Educational Attainment at Tertiary Level

    The proportional distribution of the sexes in educational attainment at tertiary level, expressed as the ratio of females and males

    Sex Ratio of Educational Attainment at Upper Secondary Level

    The proportional distribution of the sexes in educational attainment at Upper Secondary Level, expressed as the ratio of males and females

    http://gesis-simon.de/simon_eusi/index.php#
    (Date or retrieval: 2 February 2015)

    Legatum Prosperity Index

    The Prosperity Index is a global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. The Index analysed the countries across 8 sub-indices – Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom and Social Capital.

    Ratio of girls to boys in primary, secondary, and tertiary education

    Ratio of girls to boys (gender parity index) in primary, secondary and tertiary education is the ratio of the number of female students enrolled at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education to the number of male students in each level. To standardise the effects of the population structure of the appropriate age groups, the Gender Parity Index (GPI) of the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) for each level of education is used.

    Total net enrolment ratio in primary education, both sexes

    Net primary enrolment rate in primary education is the number of children of official primary school age (according to ISCED97*) who are enrolled in primary education as a percentage of the total children of the official school age population. Total net primary enrolment rate also includes children of primary school age enrolled in secondary education. Where more than one system of primary education exists within the country the most widespread or common structure is used for determining the official school age group.

    Educational Attainment at Upper Secondary Level

    Percentage of population with high school (or equivalent) diplomas

    Educational Attainment at Tertiary Level

    Percentage of population with University (or equivalent) degrees