[Air-l] International Graduate Degree Info

Andrew Ó Baoill andrew at funferal.org
Mon Feb 5 20:29:55 PST 2007


The Irish census form gathers information on degrees split by  
associates/degree/MA/PhD etc., though the published reports only  
provide information on "degree or higher."

The Irish Central Statistics Office has always been incredibly  
responsive to my questions, so if you contact them at census at cso.ie I  
would expect they might be able to provide information - at least for  
the 2002 census, if not the 2006 (only the preliminary report has  
been released so far).

If using data from Ireland, bear in mind of course the high level of  
emigration through the years, and immigration in recent years, which  
may well skew the figures in some manner.

I'd expect that other countries may similarly gather more detailed  
information than is provided in the standard reports, and running  
through the member agencies of Eurostat or similar may prove fruitful.

Andrew

On 5 Feabh 2007, at 15:20, air-l-request at listserv.aoir.org wrote:

> All,
>
> After beating my head against the digital wall for a while, I  
> decided to access our collective intelligence.
>
> I am looking for statistics on the percentage of national adult  
> populations who have earned a graduate degree. I have this  
> information for the US (for the curious out there, as of 2005, 6.8%  
> hold Masters and 1.5% Ph.D.), but have been unable to track down  
> similar stats for any place else. Undergrad information is easy,  
> the grad stuff is proving more challenging. I suppose it is a  
> matter of knowing where to look.
>
> Broader information on regions, say Asia, Latin America, or Europe  
> as a whole would also be helpful.
>
> Any help in pointing me in the right direction would be greatly  
> appreciated.
>
> -TED
>
> Ted M. Coopman
> Department of Communication
> University of Washington

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