1995 Digest of Education Statistics

Table 401.--Number of bachelor's degree recipients per 100 persons of the theoretical age of graduation,\1\ by sex: Selected countries, 1985 to 1991

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        Country        |     Men and women     |         Men           |        Women
                       |      combined         |                       |
                       |_______________________|_______________________|_______________________
                       |1985 |1989 |1990 |1991 |1985 |1989 |1990 |1991 |1985 |1989 |1990 |1991
_______________________|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____
           1           |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  |  11 | 12  | 13
_______________________|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____
Australia .............| --- |20.8 | --- |24.4 | --- |19.3 | --- |21.6 | --- |22.3 | --- |27.3
Austria ...............| 6.7 | 6.7 | 7.8 | 7.8 | 8.1 | 7.7 | 8.7 | 8.5 | 5.2 | 5.6 | 7.0 | 7.0
Belgium ...............|12.7 | --- | --- |13.3 |16.4 | --- | --- |15.0 | 8.9 | --- | --- |11.5
Canada ................|23.0 |30.2 |31.8 |33.3 |21.9 |26.9 |27.6 |28.2 |24.1 |33.5 |36.0 |38.7
Denmark ...............|10.2 |12.9 |15.0 |16.5 |11.5 |11.5 |13.2 |14.4 | 8.8 |14.4 |16.8 |18.7
                       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
Finland ...............|14.6 |16.9 |17.0 |17.1 |15.5 |17.1 |17.0 |16.9 |13.7 |16.6 |17.1 |17.3
France ................|11.5 |13.9 |14.9 |16.3 |12.4 |13.8 |14.7 |14.9 |10.5 |14.0 |15.1 |17.7
Germany (former West) .|13.5 |13.2 |12.9 |13.3 |16.1 |16.1 |15.7 |15.9 |10.6 |10.1 |10.0 |10.6
Ireland ...............|14.0 |16.3 |17.5 |16.0 | --- | --- |16.9 |15.8 | --- | --- |18.2 |16.2
Italy .................| 7.6 | 8.6 | 8.8 | 9.2 | 8.2 | 8.7 | 9.0 | 9.1 | 7.0 | 8.4 | 8.7 | 9.2
                       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
Japan .................|23.6 | --- |21.8 |23.7 |34.8 | --- |30.9 |33.5 |12.0 | --- |12.3 |13.7
Netherlands ...........| 6.5 |10.2 | 8.0 | 8.3 | 8.8 |12.3 | 9.4 | 9.6 | 4.1 | 7.9 | 6.5 | 6.9
New Zealand ...........|13.5 |15.7 |15.1 |16.1 |15.5 |16.4 |15.7 |16.5 |11.4 |15.0 |14.6 |15.8
Norway ................|18.7 |24.6 |27.6 |30.8 |14.4 |18.1 |19.3 |22.3 |23.3 |31.6 |36.2 |39.7
Portugal ..............| 6.4 | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 6.5 | --- | --- | ---
                       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
Spain .................|14.1 |17.8 |18.5 |19.7 |12.9 |14.5 |15.2 |16.1 |15.4 |21.1 |22.0 |23.5
Sweden ................|15.9 |13.1 |12.2 |12.5 |13.7 |11.1 |10.5 |11.0 |18.2 |15.1 |14.0 |14.2
Switzerland ...........| 7.2 | 7.7 | 7.8 | 7.6 | 9.9 |10.1 |10.3 | 9.8 | 4.6 | 5.3 | 5.1 | 5.4
Turkey ................| 3.6 | 6.3 | 6.5 | 6.5 | 4.7 | 7.9 | 8.2 | 8.2 | 2.4 | 4.7 | 4.7 | 4.7
United States .........|23.2 |27.8 |28.1 |28.1 |22.6 |26.1 |25.9 |25.3 |23.9 |29.6 |30.5 |31.0
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\1\In most countries the theoretical age of graduation was 22 or 23. The range was from 21 to 25. The number of bachelor's degree recipients may be of any age.

---Data not available.

SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, unpublished data. (This table was prepared May 1995.)