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.


This page is under construction. We are working on it (and a lot of other pages too). If you need this particular page urgently, you can always drop us a line, and we might be able to squeeze it to the top of our prio list…

Contact us at [email protected].


Japanese: このページを含め、多くの出典ページは現在改稿中です。このページの情報がいますぐ知りたいという方は [email protected] までご連絡ください。