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students-1177711_1920These new estimates on educational attainment and education inequality includes data for 142 countries over the period 1970 to 2010. Our data includes information for population aged over-15 and over-25 for both, total population and disaggregated by gender.

Visit the Data and Documentation page to download the full set of estimates (Stata and Excel formats), and the Methodology page for a brief description of our methodology to construct educational attaintment estimates.

Please cite our data as: Jorda, V. & Alonso, J.M. (2017) “New estimates on educational attainment using a continuous approach (1970-2010).”, World Development, 90:pp.281-293. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.10.005