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Table 1 Descriptive sample statistics of years of education by country

From: On intergenerational (im)mobility in Latin America

  Own education (years) Parental education (years)
Mean Std Dev 25th pctl. Median 75th pctl. Mean Std Dev 25th pctl. Median 75th pctl.
Argentina 10.40 3.61 7 12 13 7.57 4.18 6 7 12
Bolivia 8.14 5.07 4 8 12 4.83 5.17 0 3 9
Brazil 7.66 4.68 4 8 11 4.33 4.33 0 4 8
Colombia 9.08 4.82 5 11 13 5.12 4.56 1 5 7
Costa Rica 7.84 4.39 5 6 11 4.77 4.10 0 6 6
Chile 10.64 3.92 8 12 12.5 8.40 4.54 5 8 12
Dom. Rep. 8.22 4.77 6 8 12 5.46 4.92 0 5 9
Ecuador 8.05 4.75 6 6 12 5.44 4.65 0 6 6
El Salvador 6.70 5.00 2 7 10 2.60 4.25 0 0 5
Guatemala 4.51 4.56 0 4 6.5 2.49 3.96 0 0 5
Honduras 6.04 4.08 2.5 6.5 9 2.76 3.78 0 0 6
Mexico 8.61 4.82 6 9 12 5.03 5.05 0 4 9
Nicaragua 5.53 4.72 1 5 9 3.61 4.56 0 2 6
Panama 8.05 4.78 5 8 12 4.45 4.98 0 3 7
Paraguay 8.89 4.21 6 9 12 6.19 4.24 3 6 9
Peru 9.07 4.79 6 11 13 6.28 5.30 1 6 11
Uruguay 8.74 3.73 6 9 12 6.77 3.74 6 6 9
Venezuela 10.62 4.04 8 11 15 7.36 4.73 6 6 11
  1. Parental education refers to the highest level attained by the father or mother
  2. Source: Based on Latinobarómetro 2008 survey