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Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Indicator 4.3.1: Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex

Percentage of persons in US ages 16 to 65 enrolling in formal educational programs during the past year

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Actual indicator available Percentage of 16- to 65-year-olds enrolling in formal or nonformal programs during the past year, by sex, age group, and high/low income quartile
Actual indicator available - description The first round of data collection in the United States (officially known as the U.S. PIAAC Main Study) was conducted from August 2011 through April 2012 with a nationally representative household sample of 5,000 adults between the ages of 16 and 65. i4_3_1formal_total Percentage participating in formal education, total i4_3_1formal_male Percentage participating in formal education, males i4_3_1formal_female Percentage participating in formal education, females i4_3_1formal_24 Percentage participating in formal education, less than age 25 i4_3_1formal_34 Percentage participating in formal education, 25 to 34 i4_3_1formal_44 Percentage participating in formal education, 35 to 44 i4_3_1formal_54 Percentage participating in formal education, 45 to 54 i4_3_1formal_65 Percentage participating in formal education, 55 to 65 i4_3_1formal_lowquartile Percentage participating in formal education, lowest income quartile i4_3_1formal_midquartiles Percentage participating in formal education, middle two income quartiles i4_3_1formal_highquartile Percentage participating in formal education, high income quartile i4_3_1nonformal_total Percentage participating in nonformal education, total i4_3_1nonformal_male Percentage participating in nonformal education, males i4_3_1nonformal_female Percentage participating in nonformal education, females i4_3_1nonformal_24 Percentage participating in nonformal education, less than age 25 i4_3_1nonformal_34 Percentage participating in nonformal education, 25 to 34 i4_3_1nonformal_44 Percentage participating in nonformal education, 35 to 44 i4_3_1nonformal_54 Percentage participating in nonformal education, 45 to 54 i4_3_1nonformal_65 Percentage participating in nonformal education, 55 to 65 i4_3_1nonformal_lowquartile Percentage participating in nonformal education, lowest income quartile i4_3_1nonformal_midquartiles Percentage participating in nonformal education, middle two income quartiles i4_3_1nonformal_highquartile Percentage participating in nonformal education, high income quartile
Date of national source publication 10/2013
Method of computation
Periodicity Periodic
Scheduled update by national source Unknown
U.S. method of computation Percentage of 16- to 65-year-olds enrolling in formal or nonformal programs during the past year based on data collected through PIAAC. Data are based on weighted percentage of respondents in the survey. Standard errors available upon request.
Comments and limitations Data subject to sampling errors.
Date metadata updated 11/2016
Disaggregation geography National
Unit of measurement Percentage
Disaggregation categories Sex, age group, income level
International and national references http://piaacgateway.com/
Time period 2012
Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex
Target name By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.
Global indicator description The percentage of youth and adults in a given age range (e.g. 15-24 years, 25-64 years etc.) participating in formal or non-formal education or training in a given time period (e.g. last 12 months). Ideally, the indicator should be disaggregated by types of programme such as TVET, tertiary education, adult education and other relevant types and cover both formal and non-formal programmes.
UN designated tier 2
UN custodial agency UNESCO (Partnering Agencies: OECD, Eurostat, ILO)
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Organisation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), 2012
Agency Staff Name Tom Snyder
Agency Survey Dataset Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), 2012
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Link to data source http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/piaac/ideuspiaac/ opens in a new window