Human Development Data for the Arab States

Loss due to inequality in education (%)

The loss in mean years of schooling due to inequality is the difference between two averages – the arithmetic mean which does not account for inequality and the geometric mean which does. The loss, expressed as a percentage, is the relative difference between the two.

Source: HDRO calculation


Country/Region 2010 2011
Comoros 47.4 47.4
Djibouti 47 47
Egypt 43.6 40.9
Iraq 33 ..
Jordan 25.1 22.4
Lebanon .. 24.1
Mauritania 43.2 43.2
Morocco 42.7 45.8
Syrian Arab Republic 31.5 31.5
Tunisia 38.7 38.7
Yemen 49.8 49.8
Arab States 40.6 40.8
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 22 21.9
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 12.1 11.7
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 22.4 23.2
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 37.1 36.8
OECD Members 8.4 9
South Asia 41.3 40.9
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 34.3 35.6
World 26.2 26.2


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