Updated annually, this database contains an up-to-date array of comparative education statistics and indicators from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and non-OECD countries from 1985 onwards. It provides information on the human and financial resources invested in education, on access to, progression and completion of education, on how education and learning systems operate, and on the returns to educational investments.
Within UKDS.Stat, the OECD Education Statistics are presented in the following datasets (some will include missing data):
Data series include:
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You'll find more information on the OECD's work in education at the Directorate for Education and Skills.
The OECD Handbook for Internationally Comparative Education Statistics (PDF 2.68MB) provides the definitions and conventions used in the underlying data collections as well as the methodologies used to compile the published statistics and indicators derived from them. By also providing advice on data quality issues, the Handbook provides an essential aid to the effective use of the statistics and indicators on education that OECD produces.
ISCED 2011 Operational Manual: Guidelines for classifying National Education Programmes and related Qualifications
The OECD also provides the following documentation associated with Education:
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