Human Development Data for the Arab States

Population with at least secondary education (ratio of female to male rates)

Percentage of the population ages 25 and older that has attained a secondary or higher level of education.

Source: Barro, R.J and J.-W.Lee.(2010)


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2010
Algeria 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7
Bahrain 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9
Egypt 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7
Iraq 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5
Jordan 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.8
Kuwait 0.8 1 1 1.1 1.2
Libya 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.1 1.3
Mauritania 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4
Morocco 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 0.8 .. ..
Qatar 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Saudi Arabia 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.9
Sudan 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7
Syrian Arab Republic 0.3 0.6 1.1 0.9 1
Tunisia 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7
United Arab Emirates 0.9 1 1 1 1
Yemen 1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
Arab States 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 0.8 0.9 1 1 1
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6
OECD Members 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1
South Asia 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6
World 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8


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