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Education by Age, Sex, and Level

To access the Education by Age, Sex, and Level option, select Display from the Main Menu, then select sub-option Specialized Display and then Education by Age, Sex, and Level. Education by Age, Sex, and Level are also accessible through the Main Menu Map options.

Education by Age, Sex, and Level displays are broken down into levels of educational attainment with each level of attainment being distinguished by a different color. Educational attainment is broken down as follows: no formal education, primary education, secondary education, tertiary education and those too young to achieve formal education. Check with the legend at the top of the graph to see what colors represent what level of educational attainment.

These graphs can be projected through time using the Advance and Regress features located above the chart. Additionally, you can switch from country/region to group by using the toggle on the Education Cohorts menu. Using the Distribution Types option at the top of this screen you can select only those who did not attain any formal education, those who only attained primary, those with primary and secondary or those with primary, secondary and tertiary levels of educational attainment.

You are also able to display information as a product of the base case or of a working file. You can learn more about working files in Lesson 2 and Lesson 3. Click on the Change Display option in the Main Menu, then the Scenario sub-option. You then have the choice of the base case or a working file.

The chart below is the projected educational attainment by cohort and sex of Tanzania for the year 2005. Remember, in order to display groups instead of countries/regions, you have to toggle between the countries/regions and groups button.

Projected educational attainment in Tanzania in 2005

Costs of Education Goals

This Specialized Display feature can be reached from the Display option on the main menu of IFs, followed by Specialized Display, and then Costs of Education Goals.

From here, users can identify the costs of achieving selected educational attainment goals for different units of countries or groups. On the left hand side of the display, users can select a country to examine. Change this list to a list of groups by toggling the Country/Regions Group toggle at the top of this menu. After selecting a country, choose one of the Scenarios that are pre-loaded into IFs.

After choosing a country or group as well as a run-file, next select your educational attainment goals. This can be accomplished by deciding what percentage of total enrollment you would like to highlight, as well as in what year you would like to start and what year you would like to end.

Then, select the results that you would like to see. Click any of the boxes at the bottom of this display option and these variables will be loaded into the variable display box. Finally, choose your output: either a table, line graph or bar graph to visualize your results.

Example of display needed to find the cost of education goals