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Table A.1.07. Percentage of population ages 3 to 29 enrolled in formal education, by age group and country in the G-8 countries: 1999 and 2008

Country Percentage of students enrolled in formal education
          Percentage of students enrolled in formal education, age grouped similarly to U.S. education system
3- to 4-year-olds1 5- to 14-year-olds 15- to 19-year-olds 20- to 29-year-olds   15- to 17-year-olds 18- to 22-year-olds 23- to 29-year-olds
Canada 1999 20 97 75 20   92 43 15
  20072 80 25   92 52 17
                   
France 1999 100 100 87 19   95 57 11
  2008 100 100 86 19   95 53 10
                   
Germany 1999 66 100 88 23   96 58 17
  2008 100 99 89 28   96 60 20
                   
Italy 1999 98 99 71 17   80 40 14
  2008 100 100 82 21   93 50 15
                   
Japan 1999 76 100   96
  2008 86 100   96
                   
Russian Federation 1999 100 79 32   52
  2008 94 77 20   92 44 13
                   
United Kingdom 1999 77 99 73 24   88 44 21
  2008 95 100 73 17   89 37 11
                   
United States 1999 47 100 78 20   92 43 17
  2008 47 99 81 23   94 50 15
— Not available.
1 Data show students age 4 and under as a percentage of the population of 3- to 4-year-olds.
2 Reference year is 2007 rather than 2008.
NOTE: Age groupings as shown in the first four columns of data are those used in the OECD's Education at a Glance (EAG), while age groupings in the last three columns are presented because they more closely align with the U.S. education system. Reference year is 1999 or 2008 for population and enrollment data in all countries except Canada, as noted above. However, reference dates may differ within that year; thus, percentages shown in the table are approximations. As described in the EAG, enrollment rates for some countries were reported as slightly exceeding 100 percent in one or more age ranges (e.g., 5- to 14-year-olds) due to different reference dates for school enrollment and population data. Enrollment in formal education at the preprimary education level (e.g., 3- to 4-year-olds) includes children in center-based programs and excludes children in home-based early childhood education.
SOURCE: Miller, D.C., and Warren, L.K. (2011). Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2011. (NCES 2012-007), table 3-1. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
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