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Education at a Glance 2021

OECD Indicators

Education at a Glance is your go-to source on the state of education around the world. It gives access to the most recent data through interactive graphics and provides key messages on major issues effecting students, teachers, parents and policy makers. The indicators provide data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems across OECD countries and a number of partner economies.

Available from September 16, 2021Also available in: German, French

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TABLE OF CONTENTS AND COUNTRY NOTES
Foreword
Editorial
Introduction: The indicators and their framework
Reader’s guide
Executive summary
Youth in the Education Sustainable Development Goal
The output of educational institutions and the impact of learning7 chapters available
To what level have adults studied?
Transition from education to work: Where are today’s youth?
How does educational attainment affect participation in the labour market?
What are the earnings advantages from education?
What are the financial incentives to invest in education?
How are social outcomes related to education?
To what extent do adults participate equally in education and learning?
Access to education, participation and progress6 chapters available
Who participates in education?
How do early childhood education systems differ around the world?
Who is expected to graduate from upper secondary education?
Who is expected to enter tertiary education?
Who is expected to graduate from tertiary education?
What is the profile of internationally mobile students?
Financial resources invested in education8 chapters available
Introduction
How much is spent per student on educational institutions?
What proportion of national wealth is spent on educational institutions?
How much public and private investment in educational institutions is there?
What is the total public spending on education?
How much do tertiary students pay and what public support do they receive?
On what resources and services is education funding spent?
Which factors influence teachers’ salary cost?
Teachers, the learning environment and the organisation of schools7 chapters available
How much time do students spend in the classroom?
What is the student-teacher ratio and how big are classes?
How much are teachers and school heads paid?
How much time do teachers and school heads spend teaching and working?
Who are the teachers?
How are public funds allocated to schools?
What proportion of teachers leave the teaching profession?
Annexes5 chapters available
Characteristics of education systems
Reference statistics
Sources, methods and technical notes
Contributors to this publication
Education Indicators in Focus
Country notes46 chapters available
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Argentina
Brazil
China
India
Indonesia
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
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Indicators by theme

Impact of learning

Outcomes of educational institutions

This chapter looks at the outcomes of those leaving education systems and the impact of education on employment, earnings and well-being

EXPLORE DATA & FINDINGS
Access to education

Participation and progress

This chapter looks at who accesses, enrolls in and completes different levels of education, as well as the various pathways followed between types of programmes and across education levels

EXPLORE DATA & FINDINGS
Financial resources

Investment in education

This chapter looks at expenditure in education, the sources of funding, tuition fees and financial support to students, and what influences teachers’ salary cost per student

EXPLORE DATA & FINDINGS
Learning environment

Teachers and school organisation

This chapter looks at instruction time, class size, teachers’ and school heads’ working time and salaries, the characteristics of teachers, school funding formulas and teacher attrition

EXPLORE DATA & FINDINGS

The state of education 18 months into COVID

The OECD has been collecting data on how education systems are responding to the crisis, from school closures and remote learning, to teacher vaccination and returns to in-class instruction

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Equity in education

Education plays a key role in creating a more level playing field for people of all ages to acquire the skills that power better jobs and better lives.

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How does your country compare?

Access the latest data and find out how your country compares on several key Education at a Glance indicators

Compare your country

Blog: Six key takeaways on equity

Internationally comparable education statistics are as critical as ever during the COVID crisis.
OECD Senior Analyst Marie-Helene Doumet looks at six key takeaways from the 2021 data.

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Infographics

Discover the main findings from Education at a Glance 2021 in this series of infographics

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