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In Australia, the proportion of young adults who entered academic tertiary programmes (tertiary-type A) increased by more than 40 percentage points between 2000 and 2012. On average across all OECD countries with comparable data, the increase in entry rates was only 10 percentage points between 2000 and 2012.
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More people in the United Kingdom pursue a university-level education than end their education at upper secondary school.
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Denmark continues to be the OECD country that invests the greatest share of its wealth in education. As in 2010, in 2011 Denmark was the OECD country that spent the largest share of its wealth on education with a total expenditure on educational institutions of 7.9% of its GDP
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Public investment in education has sharply increased since 2000 and is now one of the highest among OECD and partner countries. In 2011, the Brazilian government spent 19% of its total expenditure on education, which is well above the OECD average of 13%, and is the fourth highest among all OECD and partner countries with available data.
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In 2012, 91% of 3-4 year-olds in New Zealand were enrolled in early childhood education, well above the OECD average of 76%.
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A promising outlook: as of 2012, 93% of young people in Ireland were expected to graduate from upper secondary education in their lifetimes.
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The proportion of tertiary-educated adults in Japan increased from 34% to 47% between 2000 and 2012 and is now the third largest proportion among OECD countries
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Le niveau de formation a considérablement augmenté en France depuis 40 ans ; cette tendance est d’ailleurs encore plus marquée pour l’enseignement tertiaire.
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A high level of education is particularly common in Israel. The country ranks fourth among OECD countries for tertiary attainment among 25-64 year-olds.
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Below upper secondary attainment levels have decreased while upper secondary attainment and graduation rates have remained stable.