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Table 409. -  Number of bachelor's degree recipients per 100 persons of the theoretical age of graduation,\1\ by sex: Selected countries, 1989 to 1995
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        Country        |     Men and women                 |          Men                      |        Women
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                       |1989 |1990 |1991 |1992 |1994 |1995 |1989 |1990 |1991 |1992 |1994 |1995 |1989 |1990 |1991 |1992 |1994 |1995
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           1           |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  | 11  | 12  | 13  | 14  | 15  | 16  | 17  | 18  | 19
_______________________|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____
Australia .............|19.6 | --- |24.1 |28.5 |32.2 |34.9 |18.9 | --- |21.0 |23.7 |25.9 |27.6 |21.1 | --- |27.3 |33.6 |38.7 |42.7
Austria ...............| 6.6 | 7.7 | 7.7 | --- | 9.2 | 9.8 | 7.6 | 8.5 | 8.5 | --- |10.1 |10.6 | 5.5 | 6.8 | 6.9 | --- | 8.4 | 8.9
Belgium ...............|16.5 |17.1 |13.2 | --- | --- | --- |18.9 |19.5 |15.0 | --- | --- | --- |14.1 |14.7 |11.4 | --- | --- | ---
Canada ................| --- | --- |31.1 |32.2 |30.3 |31.8 | --- | --- |26.6 |27.6 |25.5 |26.4 | --- | --- |35.8 |37.6 |35.3 |37.4
Denmark ...............|12.9 |15.0 |16.6 |22.3 |30.5 |28.5 |11.5 |13.3 |14.4 |17.7 |26.4 |25.1 |14.4 |16.9 |18.9 |27.2 |34.9 |31.9
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Finland ...............|16.9 |17.1 |17.1 | --- |22.2 |22.2 |17.1 |17.0 |16.9 | --- |22.2 |22.0 |16.6 |17.1 |17.3 |17.9 |22.1 |22.3
France ................|13.8 |14.9 |16.3 | --- | --- | --- |13.7 |14.7 |14.9 | --- | --- | --- |13.9 |15.1 |17.7 | --- | --- | ---
Germany\2\ ............|13.2 |12.9 |12.4 | --- |14.6 |16.2 |16.1 |15.7 |14.3 | --- |16.4 |18.2 |10.1 |10.0 |10.4 | --- |12.6 |14.0
Ireland ...............|16.4 |17.4 |16.8 |17.8 | --- |21.2 |31.9 |17.5 |17.0 |17.9 | --- |19.9 | --- |17.3 |16.6 |17.7 | --- |22.7
Italy ................ | 8.9 | 9.2 | 9.5 | --- |11.3 |11.8 | 9.1 | 9.3 | 9.5 | --- |10.3 |10.8 | 8.7 | 9.0 | 9.5 | --- |12.4 |12.9
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Japan  ................| --- |22.1 |23.2 |23.2 |23.2 |22.8 | --- |31.5 |32.7 |31.9 |31.0 |30.4 | --- |12.4 |13.4 |14.0 |15.2 |14.9
Netherlands ...........|10.2 | 8.0 | 8.3 |17.6 | --- |22.0 |12.3 | 9.4 | 9.6 |17.3 | --- |20.6 | 7.9 | 6.5 | 6.9 |17.8 | --- |23.4
New Zealand ...........|36.1 |15.3 |15.2 |17.2 | --- |24.7 |16.6 |15.4 |15.4 |16.9 | --- |20.9 |15.5 |15.1 |15.0 |17.4 | --- |28.6
Norway ................|24.6 |27.5 |30.7 |19.0 |23.0 |23.0 |18.1 |19.1 |22.3 |14.5 |17.4 |17.2 |31.7 |36.3 |39.4 |23.7 |28.8 |28.9
Portugal ..............|---  | 7.6 |---  |---  |13.8 |14.6 | --- | 5.9 | --- | --- |10.4 |10.8 | --- | 9.3 | --- | --- |17.2 |18.3
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Spain .................|17.7 |18.6 |19.9 |---  | --- |24.0 |14.6 |15.3 |16.3 | --- | --- |19.6 |21.0 |22.0 |23.6 | --- | --- |28.6
Sweden ................|13.0 |12.2 |12.5 |14.1 |13.7 |15.5 |11.1 |10.5 |10.9 |11.8 |12.0 |14.0 |15.1 |14.0 |14.3 |16.4 |15.4 |17.0
Switzerland ...........| 7.7 | 7.7 | 7.6 |---  | 8.5 | 9.1 |10.1 |10.3 | 9.8 | --- |10.7 |11.4 | 5.3 | 5.1 | 5.4 | --- | 6.3 | 6.8
Turkey ................| 6.0 | 6.1 | 6.1 | 6.1 | --- | 7.0 | 7.3 | 7.5 | 7.5 | 7.5 | --- | 8.6 | 4.6 | 4.5 | 4.5 | 4.6 | --- | 5.2
United Kingdom ........|---  |---  |---  |20.4 |25.9 |31.6 | --- | --- | --- |21.0 |25.5 |30.3 | --- | --- | --- |19.8 |26.3 |32.9
United States .........|27.3 |28.6 |29.3 |27.4 |32.2 |33.2 |25.5 |26.2 |26.5 |24.6 |28.7 |29.3 |29.2 |31.1 |32.3 |30.3 |35.9 |37.3
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\1\The graduation rate relates the number of people with bachelor's degrees to the number of people in the population at typical age of graduation.
\2\Data for 1989 are for the former West Germany.
---Data not available.

SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared August 1998.)


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