Percentage of population in life-long learning by sex
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Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national and international (Eurostat) official sources.

Definition: Life-long learning data are shares of persons aged 25 to 64 who answered they received education or training in the four weeks preceding the survey. The denominator consists of the total population of the same age group, excluding no responses to the question ‘participation to education and training’. The numerator is formed by those persons who reported ‘participation in regular education’ and/or ‘participation in other taught activities’, while self learning activities are not included.

General note: For most countries, data come from Labour Force Survey (LFS). Data for 2012: estimates.

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Country: Armenia
Change in definition (2004 - 2007): Data exclude trainings
Country: Armenia
Change in definition (2008): Data exclude trainings
Data refer to all ages
Country: Armenia
Reference period (2004): Data refer to period April 2004 to March 2005
Country: Israel
Break in methodlogy (2009): Transition to the 2008 Population Census estimates.
Country: Israel
Break in methodlogy (2012): Transitiom from a quarterly to a monthly LFS.
Country: Israel
Change in definition (2007 - 2013): Data refer to present participation in education and not specifically to four weeks preceding the survey.
Country: Republic of Moldova
Data exclude the territory of the Transnistria and municipality of Bender
Country: Serbia
Data do not cover Kosovo and Metohija. Break in series starting in 2014. Data not comparable with previous years.
Country: Ukraine
From 2014 data cover the territories under the government control.
Country: United States
Change in definition (1995 - 2015): Data refer to civilian, non-institutionalized population. Data include adults enrolled in regular school (i.e., schooling that may advance a person toward an elementary or high school diploma, a college, university, or professional school degree) or taking business, vocational, technical, secretarial, trade, or correspondence courses in the month of October.