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Finishing School

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Percentage of the population that has completed at least an upper-secondary education, by age group (1996).

Age 25-34 Age 55-64
Australia 62 46
Austria 82 53
Belgium 70 31
Canada 85 56
Czech Republic 92 71
Denmark 74 50
Finland 83 40
France 74 38
Germany 86 71
Greece 66 22
Hungary 80 28
Ireland 66 30
Italy 52 17
Korea (South) 88 25
Luxembourg 32 20
Netherlands 72 47
New Zealand 65 49
Norway 91 62
Poland 88 47
Portugal 32 9
Spain 50 11
Sweden 87 53
Switzerland 87 71
Turkey 23 7
United Kingdom 87 60
United States 87 70
Country mean 72 42

"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 1998'' is available for $49 from the OECD Washington Center, 2001 L St. N.W., Suite 650, Washington DC 20036-4922; (202) 785-6323. The website is www.oecd.org.

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