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Out-of-School Adolescents, Lower Secondary, by Gender Change

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Afghanistan, Albania, and 208 other locations

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Afghanistan
Albania 2% 1 3% 1
Algeria 10% 13%
Andorra
Angola 3% 22%
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia 10% 9%
Australia 2% 2%
Austria
Azerbaijan 10% 12%
Bahamas 8% 4%
Bahrain
Bangladesh 29% 12%
Barbados 15% 6%
Belarus
Belgium 14% 27%
Belize 5% 1 11% 1
Benin
Bhutan 19% 11%
Bolivia 4% 5%
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Botswana 4% 3%
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria 12% 13%
Burkina Faso 51% 58%
Burundi 48% 58%
Cambodia 14% 21%
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde 8% 9%
Central African Republic 43% 65%
Chad 53% 1 78% 1
Channel Islands
Chile 5% 6%
China
Colombia 7% 6%
Comoros
Congo
Congo, Dem. Rep. of
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire 68% 1 81% 1
Croatia 4% 3%
Cuba 3% 4%
Curacao
Cyprus 0% 1, 2 0% 1, 2
Czech Republic
Denmark 1% 1%
Djibouti 55% 66%
Dominica
Dominican Republic 8% 11%
Ecuador 18% 19%
Egypt 2% 1%
El Salvador 9% 10%
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea 54% 63%
Estonia 3% 3%
Ethiopia 35% 43%
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji 21% 1 17% 1
Finland 2% 2%
France 1% 1 0% 1
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia 27% 26%
Georgia 10% 16%
Germany
Ghana 25% 27%
Greece 0% 2 4%
Grenada 5% 6%
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala 18% 27%
Guinea 42% 60%
Guinea-Bissau 37% 1 62% 1
Guyana 12% 8%
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong, SAR 7% 5%
Hungary 1% 2%
Iceland 3% 3%
India
Indonesia 14% 14%
Iran
Iraq 20% 40%
Ireland
Israel
Italy 1% 1%
Jamaica 12% 13%
Japan
Jordan 30% 6%
Kazakhstan 1% 0% 2
Kenya 0% 2 2%
Kiribati
Korea, North
Korea, South 1% 3%
Kosovo
Kuwait 9% 8%
Kyrgyzstan 8% 9%
Laos 25% 32%
Latvia 11% 13%
Lebanon 14% 12%
Lesotho 29% 21%
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania 8% 8%
Luxembourg 4% 2%
Macao, SAR 9% 12%
Macedonia 5% 4%
Madagascar 34% 1 39% 1
Malawi 22% 22%
Malaysia 11% 9%
Maldives 8% 1 7% 1
Mali 43% 58%
Malta 4% 6%
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania 48% 49%
Mauritius 11% 1 8% 1
Mayotte
Mexico 4% 4%
Moldova 12% 13%
Monaco
Mongolia 11% 5%
Montenegro
Morocco 18% 29%
Mozambique 31% 42%
Myanmar
Namibia 13% 3%
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands 3% 2%
Netherlands Antilles - -
New Caledonia
New Zealand 1% 1%
Nicaragua 18% 17%
Niger 74% 83%
Nigeria
Norway 2% 2%
Oman 17% 1 18% 1
Pakistan 53% 64%
Palau
Palestinian Territory 14% 12%
Panama 8% 7%
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay 12% 13%
Peru 2% 2%
Philippines 7% 4%
Poland 6% 6%
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar 9% 8%
Reunion
Romania 6% 6%
Russia 11% 8%
Rwanda
Samoa 22% 1 22% 1
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe 6% 3%
Saudi Arabia 9% 4%
Senegal 64% 70%
Serbia 3% 3%
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia 2% 2%
Solomon Islands 28% 31%
Somalia
South Africa 3% 2%
South Sudan
Spain 1% 1 0% 1, 2
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts-Nevis
St. Lucia 6% 9%
St. Vincent & the Grenadines 3% 1 1% 1
Sudan
Suriname 23% 22%
Swaziland 31% 34%
Sweden 8% 7%
Switzerland 5% 5%
Syria 11% 12%
Taiwan
Tajikistan 0% 2 8%
Tanzania 63% 1 67% 1
Thailand 10% 9%
Timor-Leste 35% 36%
Togo 26% 49%
Tonga 21% 1 8% 1
Trinidad and Tobago 14% 10%
Tunisia 4% 1 10% 1
Turkey 3% 7%
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda 19% 21%
Ukraine 4% 4%
United Arab Emirates 10% 8%
United Kingdom 1% 0% 2
United States 3% 1 2% 1
Uruguay 8% 8%
Uzbekistan 3% 4%
Vanuatu 8% 1 18% 1
Venezuela 9% 7%
Vietnam
Western Sahara
Yemen 28% 52%
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Source: PRB The World's Youth 2013 Data Sheet

Definition: The percent of adolescents who are definitively out of school, meaning they are not enrolled in lower secondary or any other level of education--most typically at the primary level. Lower secondary level typically covers an age range from approximately 10 to 15 years.

Notes: (-) Data unavailable, inapplicable, or not collected.

Footnotes:

  • 1: Data are prior to 2005.
  • 2: Data round to zero.

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