Monday, December 08, 2008 is "a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD... you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics." Apparently its used by the New York Times and the BBC.

Here is a graph I generated showing the percentage of the adult population (aged 25-64) educated up to tertiary level across multiple countries (at the year 2000). Ireland is ranked third (according to the OECD source), with 36% of the 25-64 age group having tertiary education. The figures are at a little old in places, but it seems a useful resource.

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