Statistical yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014

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This publication presents data for the 58 ESCAP member countries, as well as world, regional, sub-regional and economic aggregates for comparison. It offers current trends and emerging topics in the Asia-Pacific region, grouped around the themes of people, the environment, the economy and connectivity. It provides the international and regional community with key indicators, objective analyses of the current trends and emerging issues, along with data and charts. In order to maximize the comparability, the data is sourced exclusively from international agencies that adhere to the official global statistical standards.



Participation in education

Educational opportunities continued to expand across Asia and the Pacific at all levels of education over the last two decades. As a result, in 2000, while a typical four-year-old girl in the region could expect to stay in the education system for 8.7 years, the duration of education for such a girl increased to 12 years in 2012. For a typical four-year-old boy, the expected years of schooling were 9.7 and 12.3, respectively, for 2000 and 2012. However, in 2012, as many as 18 million children of primary-school age were still out of school.


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