Indicators Part V: Education Returns: Educational Attainment and Income
The indicators in this section address the educational attainment of the adult population,
as well as the relationship of education to employment and income, in G-20 countries.
They also explore differences between men and women in educational attainment and
its relationship to employment and income.
- Indicator 25 examines the first-time graduation rates at two key education levels:
upper secondary education and academic higher education below the doctoral level.
- Indicator 26 presents data on the level of education attained by two adult groups
in the population: 25- to 64-year-olds (i.e., the working age population generally)
and 25- to 34-year-olds (i.e., young adults).
- Indicator 27 describes the percentages of first university degrees awarded in four
combined fields of study: social sciences, business, and law; science, mathematics,
and engineering; the arts and humanities; and education. This indicator identifies
in which fields the population is being educated and the relative prevalence of
degrees awarded in those fields
- Indicator 28 presents the employment rates of 25- to 64-year-olds by different levels
of education and by sex.
- Indicator 29 presents data on the percentages of 25- to 64-year-olds who earn different
amounts of income based on their education level and relative to their country's
The indicators in this section draw on data from Education at a Glance 2013: OECD
Indicators (OECD 2013a).