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Table 2 Descriptive statistics by countries using sampling weights

From: Who likes to learn new things: measuring adult motivation to learn with PIAAC data from 21 countries

Country N Female (%) Level of education (%) Age group (%) Participation rates in NFE (%)
    High Medium Low 16–29 30–49 50–65 NFE NFE–JR NFE–NJR
Australia 7430 50 33 39 28 30 42 29 55.97 50.61 5.36
Austria 5130 50 17 60 23 26 44 31 55.82 47.87 7.96
Canada 26683 50 46 39 15 27 41 33 60.96 50.60 8.01
Czech Republic 6102 50 18 67 16 25 43 32 53.42 47.33 6.10
Denmark 7328 50 34 40 26 26 42 32 67.94 61.87 6.02
England/N. Ireland (UK) 8892 50 36 40 24 29 42 29 56.70 52.04 4.65
Estonia 7632 52 37 45 18 28 41 30 57.14 47.84 9.29
Finland 5464 50 36 44 20 26 39 35 72.38 63.15 9.23
France 6993 51 27 45 28 27 42 32 40.26 37.54 2.72
Germany 5465 50 30 53 17 25 44 31 58.76 52.79 5.97
Ireland 5983 51 32 40 28 28 47 26 49.63 43.90 5.73
Italy 4621 50 12 34 54 23 47 30 26.36 24.09 2.27
Japan 5278 50 42 44 15 23 44 33 44.06 38.96 5.10
Korea 6667 50 35 43 22 26 46 28 53.34 42.25 11.09
Netherlands 5169 50 31 38 31 26 42 32 66.29 60.08 6.21
Norway 5128 49 35 38 27 27 43 30 67.97 61.84 5.96
Poland 9366 51 26 59 15 30 39 31 37.95 33.74 4.21
Slovak Republic 5723 50 19 60 21 29 42 29 36.21 33.75 2.45
Spain 6055 50 29 23 47 21 48 30 48.43 40.66 7.74
Sweden 4469 49 28 48 24 28 41 32 70.43 60.60 9.83
United States 5010 51 36 50 15 29 41 30 59.02 52.74 6.28
OECD total/average 150588 50 30 45 24 27 43 31 54.24 47.82 6.29
  1. NFE non-formal education, NFEJR job-related non-formal education, NFENJR non-job-related non-formal education