Fact Question 10

This question was asked to the public in 14 countries in the Gapminder Misconception Study 2017 »


The question

Worldwide, 30-year-old men have spent 10 years in school, on average. How many years have women of the same age spent in school?

  • A: 9 years
  • B: 6 years
  • C: 3 years


Correct answer is A. Worldwide, women aged 25 to 34 have an average of 9.09 years of schooling, and men have 10.21, according to IHME[2] estimates from 188 countries. Women aged 25 to 29 have an average of 8.79 years of schooling, and men 9.32 years, according to Barro and Lee (2013) estimates from 146 countries in 2010.

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Date Posted: 2018-03-09