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November 06, 2002 1 min read
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Percentage of the populations in 30 industrialized countries that in 2001 had graduated from at least an upper-secondary education program.

AGE GROUP

25-64 25-34 55-64
Australia 59 71 44
Austria 76 83 63
Belgium 59 75 38
Canada 82 89 67
Czech Republic 86 92 76
Denmark 80 86 72
Finland 74 87 51
France 64 78 46
Germany 83 85 76
Greece 51 73 28
Hungary 70 81 44
Iceland 57 61 46
Ireland 58 73 35
Italy 43 57 22
Japan 83 94 63
Luxembourg 53 59 42
Mexico 22 25 11
Netherlands 65 74 51
New Zealand 76 82 60
Norway 85 93 70
Poland 20 32 9
Portugal 46 52 36
Slovak Republic 85 94 66
South Korea 68 95 30
Spain 40 57 17
Sweden 81 91 65
Switzerland 87 92 81
Turkey 24 30 13
United Kingdom 63 68 55
United States 88 88 83
Country mean 64 74 49

SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

A version of this article appeared in the November 06, 2002 edition of Education Week as International Comparisons

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