In last week’s Evidence of Abundance, I shared the data on the average educational attainment in the U.S. Today, I’d like to share the numbers expanded to include the global population.
In the 1820's, the U.S., Japan, and the U.K. were some of the only countries where the average population received at least 2 years of formal schooling.
Figure Above: Shows years of education vs. time for regions of the world
Today, more countries are on the map, and the average length of study has skyrocketed. In most developed countries, the average person receives about 16 years of education. Even in developing countries, the population gets 5 to 8 years of education.
As education becomes dematerialized, demonetized and democratized, every man, woman and child on the planet will be able to reap the benefits of knowledge. We’re rapidly heading toward a world of education abundance.
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