International Data on Educational Attainment Updates and Implications

38 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2000 Last revised: 19 Oct 2010

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Robert J. Barro

Harvard University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Jong-Wha Lee

Korea University

Date Written: September 2000

Abstract

This paper presents a data set that improves the measurement of educational attainment for a broad group of countries. We extend our previous estimates of educational attainment for the population over age 15 and over age 25 up to 1995 and provide projections for 2000. We discuss the estimation method for the measures of educational attainment and relate our estimates to alternative international measures of human capital stocks.

Suggested Citation

Barro, Robert J. and Lee, Jong-Wha, International Data on Educational Attainment Updates and Implications (September 2000). NBER Working Paper No. w7911. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=243657

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Jong-Wha Lee

Korea University ( email )

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