List of countries by women's average years in school

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This is a list of countries by the average number of years of school attended by women between 25 and 34 years old, including primary, secondary and tertiary education published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in 2010.[1]

International rankings[edit]

The list is incomplete and only includes countries with average years in school of 12 years or greater.

Rank Country/Territory Avg. years in school
1  Canada 15.0
2  Norway 14.9
3  South Korea 14.6
4  Sweden 13.9
5  United States 13.9
6  Japan 13.9
7  Czech Republic 13.8
7  Israel 13.8
7  Russia 13.8
10  New Zealand 13.6
10  United Kingdom 13.6
12  Belgium 13.4
12  Denmark 13.4
12  Finland 13.4
15  Slovakia 13.3
15  Ukraine 13.3
17  Bulgaria 13.2
17  Ireland 13.2
17  Lithuania 13.2
20  Georgia 13.1
20  Poland 13.1
20  Romania 13.1
23  Belarus 13.0
23  Latvia 13.0
23  Switzerland 13.0
26  Greece 12.9
26  Slovenia 12.9
27  Moldova 12.8
28  Germany 12.7
30  Hungary 12.6
30  Netherlands 12.6
30  United Arab Emirates 12.6
33  Australia 12.5
33  Estonia 12.5
33  France 12.5
36  Cuba 12.4
36  Italy 12.4
38  Kyrgyzstan 12.3
38  Uzbekistan 12.3
40  Chile 12.2
40  Kazakhstan 12.2
40  Tajikistan 12.2
43  Azerbaijan 12.1
43  Croatia 12.1
43  Kuwait 12.1
45  Austria 12.0

See also[edit]

Historical literature[edit]

  • Bathsua Makin (1673), An Essay to Revive the Ancient Education of Gentlewomen, in Religion, Manners, Arts & Tongues
  • Anna Julia Cooper (1892), The Higher Education of Women
  • Alice Zimmern (1898), Renaissance of Girls' Education in England
  • Thomas Woody (1929), A History of Women's Education in the United States, 2 vols.

Contemporary[edit]

  • Barry Turner (1974), Equality for some: The story of girls' education

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