The number and characteristics of regions vary significantly across the countries covered in Education at a Glance, but closer analysis reveals some common characteristics.
Many people believe that educational pathways are largely determined by merit. But the concept of merit in education can be controversial – particularly when educational opportunities are influenced by socio-economic status.
An immigrant’s ability to integrate and contribute to their host community depends on their skills and education, and where they ultimately land. But a better education does not always translate into better employment opportunities.