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  • Education system in Czech Republic

    Czech Republic
    Overview of the education system (EAG 2019)
  • While most tertiary-educated adults in the Czech Republic hold a master's degree, their employment advantage over those with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is among the lowest across OECD countries.
  • Total expenditure on primary to tertiary educational institutions is relatively low in the Czech Republic. Similarly to other OECD countries, the large majority of funding is publicly sourced.
  • Teachers' salaries in the Czech Republic are among the lowest across OECD countries and consistently below those of tertiary-educated adults at all levels of education.
  • Vocational upper secondary education is attractive in the Czech Republic: almost 7 out of 10 upper secondary graduates obtained a vocational qualification in 2017 compared to 4 out of 10 on average across OECD countries.
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    Educational outcomes

    Czech Republic has one of the lowest percentages of 25-64 year-olds whose highest education level is a short-cycle tertiary education degree. (0.1 %, rank 39/41 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, the percentage of 25-64 year-olds who attained a bachelor's or equivalent tertiary education degree is one of the lowest among countries with available data. (6.1 %, rank 40/46 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of first-time graduates in vocational programmes at upper secondary level is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (68.6 %, rank 3/32 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average age of upper secondary graduates from general programmes in Czech Republic is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data (19.5 Years, rank 6/38 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Attainment by gender

    Czech Republic has one of the smallest shares of 25-64 year-old men whose highest education level is a short-cycle tertiary education degree. (0.1 %, rank 39/40 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Czech Republic has one of the smallest shares of 25-64 year-old women whose highest education level is a short-cycle tertiary education degree. (0.1 %, rank 40/41 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, the share of 25-64 year-old men who attained a bachelor's or equivalent tertiary education degree is one of the smallest among countries with available data. (4.4 %, rank 41/46 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Attainment by field of education

    The percentage of 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education who studied in the field of humanities (except languages), social sciences, journalism and information is one of the highest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (17.1 %, rank 4/30 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education who studied in the field of business and administration is one of the lowest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (9.4 %, rank 14/16 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education who studied in the field of law is one of the lowest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (2.4 %, rank 14/14 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education who studied in the field of business, administration and law is one of the lowest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (11.9 %, rank 32/32 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education who studied in the field of natural sciences, mathematics and statistics is one of the highest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (5.5 %, rank 5/32 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education who studied in the field of engineering, manufacturing and construction is one of the highest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (19.8 %, rank 6/32 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Participation in education

    The proportion of 25-64 years-old adults with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education participating in formal education is low in Czech Republic. (1.1 %, rank 35/35 , 2016) Download Indicator

    The proportion of 25-64 years-old adults with tertiary education participating in formal education is low in Czech Republic. (7.6 %, rank 28/36 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Among adults (25-64 years-old) with below upper secondary education, a low proportion participate in non-formal education. (16 %, rank 27/33 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Participation rate of 25-64 year-olds in job-related non-formal education sponsored by the employer is high in Czech Republic, compared to other countries with available data. (80.6 %, rank 4/34 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Participation rate of 25-64 year-olds in job-related non-formal education not sponsored by the employer is low in Czech Republic, compared to other countries with available data. (5 %, rank 31/34 , 2016) Download Indicator

    The share of 25-64 year-old women participating in job-related non-formal education not sponsored by the employer is small. (7.2 %, rank 30/34 , 2016) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, a low proportion of 25-64 year-old men participate in job-related non-formal education not sponsored by the employer. (3.1 %, rank 33/34 , 2016) Download Indicator

    The enrolment rate among 15-19 year-olds in Czech Republic is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (90.6 %, rank 9/39 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic the percentage of young people expected to enter short-cycle tertiary programmes during their lifetimes is comparatively low. (0.5 %, rank 34/36 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The enrolment rate of 40-64 year-olds in Czech Republic is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0.6 %, rank 30/39 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, the average age of new entrants into doctoral programmes is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (28.4 Years, rank 33/36 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, the share of part-time students in short-cycle programmes is relatively small. (0 %, rank 23/26 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, the share of part-time students in bachelor's programmes is relatively small. (2.2 %, rank 29/30 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, the share of part-time students in master's programmes is relatively small. (8.2 %, rank 22/30 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The share of part-time students in doctoral programmes in Czech Republic is relatively small. (0 %, rank 23/29 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, the proportion of new female entrants into master's long first degree (LFD) programmes is relatively high. (63.1 %, rank 9/24 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Graduation expectancy

    The percentage of young people expected to graduate from vocational programmes in upper secondary education during their lifetimes in Czech Republic is comparatively high (54.2 %, rank 5/34 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, the percentage of today's young people expected to graduate from an upper secondary general programme is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (25.5 %, rank 32/34 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Czech Republic has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to graduate from short tertiary education programmes during their lifetime. (0.3 %, rank 29/32 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Excluding mobile students, Czech Republic has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to graduate from short tertiary education programmes during their lifetime. (0.3 %, rank 22/23 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Excluding mobile students, Czech Republic has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to graduate from short tertiary education before the age of 30. (0.3 %, rank 19/21 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Excluding mobile students, Czech Republic has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to obtain a bachelor's or an equivalent degree during their lifetime. (29.7 %, rank 24/29 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Excluding mobile students, Czech Republic has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to obtain a bachelor's or an equivalent degree before the age of 30. (25.5 %, rank 22/27 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The percentage of today's young people expected to obtain a master's or an equivalent degree during their lifetime is one of the highest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (23.7 %, rank 4/38 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Among OECD countries and partner economies with available data, Czech Republic has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to graduate from tertiary education during their lifetime. (36.6 %, rank 24/29 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Excluding mobile students, Czech Republic has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to graduate from tertiary education during their lifetimes. (31.9 %, rank 25/27 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Excluding mobile students, Czech Republic has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to graduate from tertiary education before the age of 30. (27.7 %, rank 22/25 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Graduation by gender

    In Czech Republic, the share of female doctoral graduates in the field of engineering, manufacturing and construction is relatively low. (22.8 %, rank 38/42 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The share of female graduates among post-secondary non-tertiary graduates from vocational programmes in Czech Republic is relatively low. (44.1 %, rank 20/25 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Graduation by field of education

    The share of doctoral graduates in the field of engineering, manufacturing and construction in Czech Republic is relatively large. (23.6 %, rank 5/45 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Fields of education

    In Czech Republic, the share of female among new entrants to doctoral programmes enrolled in the field of information and communication technologies is relatively small. (17.1 %, rank 28/32 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic,the share of male among new entrants to doctoral programmes enrolled in the field of natural sciences, mathematics ans statistics is relatively small. (46.8 %, rank 31/34 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Student mobility

    Czech Republic has one of the largest proportion of international or foreign students enrolled in tertiary education among OECD and partner countries with available data. (12.5 %, rank 8/46 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, international students from North America are least represented among all international students, compared to other OECD and partner countries with available data. (0.8 %, rank 38/45 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, international students from Europe are most represented among all international students, compared to other OECD and partner countries with available data. (83.4 %, rank 3/45 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, the proportion of new international entrants into master's long first degreee (LFD) programmes is relatively high. (27.9 %, rank 5/20 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Student mobility by field of education

    The percentage of international tertiary students enrolled in the field of education in Czech Republic is relatively low. (1.6 %, rank 32/37 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The percentage of international tertiary students enrolled in the field of arts and humanities in Czech Republic is relatively low. (9.4 %, rank 29/37 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Organisation of the education system

    In Czech Republic, the total intended instruction time for primary students (in hours per year) is one of the shortest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (3434 Hours, rank 24/29 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, the intended instruction time for primary students, in hours per year, is one of the shortest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (687 Hours, rank 23/29 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Classes in in private primary institutions are comparatively small in Czech Republic. (15 Students, rank 27/32 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Classes in lower secondary private institutions are comparatively small in Czech Republic. (18 Students, rank 26/32 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Resources for education

    In Czech Republic, the salary cost of primary teachers per student is comparatively low. (1117 USD Equivalent, rank 29/30 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, the salary cost of lower-secondary teachers per student is comparatively low. (1779 USD Equivalent, rank 25/30 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The salary cost of primary teachers per students (as a percentage of GDP per capita) in Czech Republic is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (2.9 %, rank 29/30 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The salary cost of lower secondary teachers per students (as a percentage of GDP per capita) in Czech Republic is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (4.7 %, rank 29/30 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Expenditure per student

    Annual expenditure per tertiary student is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (10009 USD Equivalent, rank 28/35 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Annual expenditure per student from primary to tertiary level is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (7612 USD Equivalent, rank 26/35 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Annual expenditure per pupil at the pre-primary level is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (5125 USD Equivalent, rank 30/31 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Annual expenditure per primary student is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (5104 USD Equivalent, rank 32/35 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Annual expenditure per student in post-secondary non-tertiary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (2759 USD Equivalent, rank 17/19 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Annual expenditure per tertiary student is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (6389 USD Equivalent, rank 29/32 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Expenditure per student for core educational services on primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education in Czech Republic is comparatively low. (6508 USD Equivalent, rank 23/27 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Expenditure per student for core educational services on tertiary education in Czech Republic is comparatively low. (6307 USD Equivalent, rank 25/27 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Expenditure per student for core educational services on primary to tertiary education in Czech Republic is comparatively low. (6466 USD Equivalent, rank 22/26 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Expenditure in education and national wealth

    In Czech Republic, expenditure on primary through tertiary educational institutions as a percentage of GDP is one of the lowest among OECD countries and partner economies. (3.5 %, rank 32/35 , 2016) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, expenditure on primary educational institutions as a percentage of GDP is comparatively low. (0.8 %, rank 32/35 , 2016) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, expenditure on tertiary educational institutions as a percentage of GDP is comparatively low. (0.9 %, rank 32/35 , 2016) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, public expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of GDP on primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education from final source of funds is relatively low. (2.3 %, rank 38/39 , 2016) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, public expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of GDP on primary to tertiary education from final source of funds is relatively low. (3 %, rank 36/39 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Public and private expenditure in education

    The share of private expenditure on pre-primary education is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (11.1 %, rank 22/31 , 2016) Download Indicator

    The share of public expenditure on tertiary educational institutions is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (1.8 %, rank 34/39 , 2016) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, total public expenditure on primary through tertiary educational institutions as a percentage of total public expenditure is comparatively low. (7.8 %, rank 34/38 , 2016) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, total public expenditure on primary educational institutions as a percentage of total public expenditure is comparatively low. (1.9 %, rank 34/38 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Change in international expenditure on educational institutions for primary to tertiary education between 2010 and 2016 in Czech Republic is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (-0.1 % points, rank 16/21 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Expenditure on all children aged 3 to 5 enrolled in early childhood and primary education is one of the lowest in Czech Republic compared to OECD and partner countries with available data. (11 USD Equivalent, rank 23/30 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Total public expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure, for primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively low in Czech Republic compared to OECD and partner countries with available data. (6 %, rank 36/39 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Ratio of student to teaching staff

    The number of students per teacher in tertiary institutions is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (18.4 Ratio, rank 10/30 , 2016) Download Indicator

    The number of students per teacher in primary schools is one of the highest among OECD countries and partner countries with available data. (19.1 Ratio, rank 9/41 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Who the teachers are

    The share of women among teaching staff in pre-primary education is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (99.5 %, rank 3/40 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The share of women among teaching staff in lower secondary education is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (77.9 %, rank 8/39 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The share of women among teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (38.1 %, rank 18/18 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The share of women among teaching staff in tertiary education is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (38.4 %, rank 30/36 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The share of women among teaching staff is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (75.8 %, rank 8/32 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The percentage of upper secondary teachers aged between 30 and 49 is especially low. (43.8 %, rank 29/34 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The percentage of primary to upper secondary teachers older than 50 is especially high. (43.9 %, rank 7/34 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Teachers' salaries

    After 15 years of experience, a lower secondary teacher with minimum qualification can expect to have one of the lowest salaries among OECD and partner countries with available data. (24359 USD Equivalent, rank 28/33 , 2018) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, an upper secondary teacher with minimum qualification can expect to have one of the lowest salaries among OECD and partner countries with available data. (24359 USD Equivalent, rank 29/33 , 2018) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, a pre-primary teacher with minimum qualification can expect to have one of the lowest salaries among OECD and partner countries with available data. (21768 USD Equivalent, rank 22/27 , 2018) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, a primary teacher with minimum qualification can expect to have one of the lowest salaries among OECD and partner countries with available data. (24273 USD Equivalent, rank 28/33 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The ratio of pre-primary teachers' salaries to earnings of full-time, full-year workers with tertiary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0.54 Ratio, rank 23/24 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The ratio of primary teachers' salaries to earnings of full-time, full-year workers with tertiary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0.64 Ratio, rank 26/27 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The ratio of lower secondary teachers' salaries to earnings of full-time, full-year workers with tertiary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0.64 Ratio, rank 27/27 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The ratio of upper secondary teachers' salaries to earnings of full-time, full-year workers with tertiary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0.66 Ratio, rank 27/27 , 2017) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, a lower secondary teacher can expect to have one of the lowest salaries per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (39 USD Equivalent, rank 25/30 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The average actual pre-primary teacher's salary among teachers aged between 25-64 is one of the lowest per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (22021 USD Equivalent, rank 21/25 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average actual lower secondary teacher's salary among teachers aged between 25-64 is one of the lowest per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (26204 USD Equivalent, rank 21/28 , 2017) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, a lower secondary teacher with typical qualification can expect to have one of the lowest salaries among OECD and partner countries with available data. (24359 USD Equivalent, rank 30/33 , 2018) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, an upper secondary teacher with typical qualification can expect to have one of the lowest salaries among OECD and partner countries with available data. (24359 USD Equivalent, rank 30/33 , 2018) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, a pre-primary teacher with typical qualification can expect to have one of the lowest salaries among OECD and partner countries with available data. (21768 USD Equivalent, rank 24/27 , 2018) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, a primary teacher with typical qualification can expect to have one of the lowest salaries among OECD and partner countries with available data. (24273 USD Equivalent, rank 30/33 , 2018) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, a pre-primary teacher can expect to have one of the lowest salaries per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (16 USD Equivalent, rank 20/22 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The ratio of lower secondary female teachers' salaries to earnings of full-time, full-year women workers with tertiary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0.82 Ratio, rank 20/23 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The ratio of lower secondary male teachers' salaries to earnings of full-time, full-year men workers with tertiary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0.57 Ratio, rank 21/23 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average actual salary of 25-64 year-old lower secondary teachers is one of the lowest per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (26204 USD Equivalent, rank 20/24 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average actual salary 25-64 year-old lower secondary teachers is one of the lowest per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (26196 USD Equivalent, rank 20/24 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The salaries of 25-34 year-old general lower-secondary teachers relative to earnings for full-time, full-year similarly educated workers with tertiary education is low in Czech Republic. (0.71 Ratio, rank 20/22 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The salaries of 35-44 year-old general lower-secondary teachers relative to earnings for full-time, full-year similarly educated workers with tertiary education is low in Czech Republic. (0.54 Ratio, rank 22/22 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The salaries of 45-54 year-old general lower-secondary teachers relative to earnings for full-time, full-year similarly educated workers with tertiary education is low in Czech Republic. (0.61 Ratio, rank 21/22 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The salaries of 55-64 year-old general lower-secondary teachers relative to earnings for full-time, full-year similarly educated workers with tertiary education is low in Czech Republic. (0.69 Ratio, rank 19/22 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of 25-34 year-old lower-secondary teachers is one of the lowest in Czech Republic relatively compared to OECD and partner countries with available data. (23227 USD Equivalent, rank 19/23 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of 35-44 year-old lower-secondary teachers is one of the lowest in Czech Republic. (25233 USD Equivalent, rank 19/23 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of 45-54 year-old lower-secondary teachers is one of the lowest in Czech Republic. (27481 USD Equivalent, rank 21/23 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of 55-64 year-old lower-secondary teachers is one of the lowest in Czech Republic. (28631 USD Equivalent, rank 22/23 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Teachers' salaries progression

    The salary progression from the start to the top of the salary scale for a lower secondary school teacher is among the least rewarding among OECD and partner countries with available data. (1.32 Ratio, rank 27/34 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Salaries of primary school teachers with minimum training at the top of scale are especially low. (28678 USD Equivalent, rank 29/34 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Salaries of lower secondary teachers with minimum training after 10 years of experience are especially low. (23323 USD Equivalent, rank 28/34 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Salaries of lower secondary teachers with minimum training at the top of scale are especially low. (28851 USD Equivalent, rank 29/34 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Salaries of upper secondary teachers with minimum training at the top of scale are especially low. (28765 USD Equivalent, rank 30/34 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Salaries of pre-primary teachers with minimum training at the top of scale are especially low. (24273 USD Equivalent, rank 24/28 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The ratio of pre-primary teachers' salaries at the top of scale to their starting salary is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (1.19 Ratio, rank 23/28 , 2018) Download Indicator

    It takes lower secondary teachers longer to progress through the salary scale in Czech Republic compared to other OECD and partner countries. (32 Years, rank 10/25 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In pre-primary education, the salary ratio of teachers with maximum qualifications at the top of the salary scale to those with minimum training and starting salaries is relatively low. (1.19 Ratio, rank 24/28 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In primary education, the salary ratio of teachers with maximum qualifications at the top of the salary scale to those with minimum training and starting salaries is comparatively low. (1.31 Ratio, rank 30/34 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In lower secondary education, the salary ratio of teachers with maximum qualifications at the top of the salary scale to those with minimum training and starting salaries is comparatively low. (1.32 Ratio, rank 29/34 , 2017) Download Indicator

    In upper secondary education, the salary ratio of teachers with maximum qualifications at the top of the salary scale to those with minimum training and starting salaries is relatively low. (1.32 Ratio, rank 31/34 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Principals' salaries

    Pre-primary school heads' salaries relative to earnings for full-time, full-year similarly educated workers with tertiary education is low in Czech Republic. (0.76 Ratio, rank 18/18 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Primary school heads' salaries relative to earnings for full-time, full-year similarly educated workers with tertiary education is low in Czech Republic. (1.01 Ratio, rank 19/22 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Lower-secondary school heads' salaries relative to earnings for full-time, full-year similarly educated workers with tertiary education is low in Czech Republic. (1.01 Ratio, rank 20/22 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Upper-secondary school heads' salaries relative to earnings for full-time, full-year similarly educated workers with tertiary education is low in Czech Republic. (1.08 Ratio, rank 21/22 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average pre-primary school heads' actual salary is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (31386 USD Equivalent, rank 16/19 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average primary school heads' actual salary is one of the lowest in Czech Republic relatively compared to OECD and partner countries with available data. (41358 USD Equivalent, rank 19/23 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average lower secondary school heads' actual salary is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (41358 USD Equivalent, rank 19/23 , 2017) Download Indicator

    The average upper-secondary school heads' actual salary is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (44184 USD Equivalent, rank 18/23 , 2017) Download Indicator

    Employment and educational attainment

    The employment rate among 25-64 year-olds with a general upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively high compared to other OECD and partner countries. (85 %, rank 1/38 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Unemployment and educational attainment

    The unemployment rate among 25-64 year-olds with a bachelor's or equivalent tertiary education degree is one of the lowest of all OECD countries and partner economies for which data are available. (1.5 %, rank 42/44 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The unemployment rate among 25-64 year-olds with a master's or equivalent tertiary education degree is one of the lowest of all OECD countries and partner economies for which data are available. (1.1 %, rank 38/39 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The unemployment rate among 25-64 year-olds with a doctoral or equivalent tertiary education degree is one of the lowest of all OECD countries and partner economies for which data are available. (0.4 %, rank 21/21 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The unemployment rate among 25-64 year-olds with a general upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is low compared to other OECD and partner countries. (1.5 %, rank 38/38 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Among the unemployed population aged between 25 and 64 with below upper secondary education, the share of those who have been unemployed for at least 12 months is one of the smallest in Czech Republic, compared to other OECD countries. (28.8 %, rank 29/38 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Among the unemployed population aged between 25 and 64 with tertiary education, the share of those who have been unemployed for less than 3 months is one of the largest in Czech Republic, compared to other OECD countries. (48 %, rank 6/31 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Among the unemployed population aged between 25 and 64 with tertiary education, the share of those who have been unemployed for at least 12 months is one of the smallest in Czech Republic, compared to OECD countries. (14.8 %, rank 34/38 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The inactivity rate of 25-34 years-old adults with below upper secondary education is high in Czech Republic. (40.1 %, rank 5/42 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The inactivity rate of 25-34 years-old adults with tertiary education is high in Czech Republic. (18.7 %, rank 3/43 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Earnings and educational attainment

    The proportional difference in earnings between 25-64 year-old adults with tertiary education and those with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is quite high. (180 Index, rank 6/37 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Earnings of women as a percentage of men's earnings (among 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education and income from employment) are one of the lowest among countries with available data. (69.3 %, rank 31/37 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Earnings of women as a percentage of men's earnings (25-64 year-olds with income from employment) are one of the lowest among countries with available data. (75.5 %, rank 32/37 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Neither in education nor employed

    The proportion of 15-19 year-olds who are neither employed nor in education or training is comparatively small in Czech Republic. (2.4 %, rank 38/40 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The proportion of 20-24 year-olds who are neither employed nor in education or training is comparatively small in Czech Republic. (8.8 %, rank 38/40 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of 15-19 years-old men neither employed nor in education or training is one of the lowest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (2.3 %, rank 38/39 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of 20-24 years-old men neither employed nor in education or training is one of the lowest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (5.7 %, rank 39/40 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of 25-29 years-old men neither employed nor in education or training is one of the lowest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (4.4 %, rank 40/40 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of 15-19 years-old women neither employed nor in education or training is one of the lowest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (2.5 %, rank 35/40 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Migrant background

    The proportion of 25-64 year-old native-born people without upper secondary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (5.9 %, rank 28/30 , 2015) Download Indicator

    The proportion of 25-64 year-old native-born people who have attained tertiary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (23.6 %, rank 25/30 , 2015) Download Indicator

    The percentage of foreign-born aged between 15 and 29 who are neither employed nor in education and training is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (12.8 %, rank 22/29 , 2015) Download Indicator

    The percentage of native-born 15-29 year-olds neither employed nor in education and training is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (10.9 %, rank 23/30 , 2015) Download Indicator

    Social outcomes

    The proportion of 25-64 years-old adults with below upper secondary education who get together with friends at least once a week is one of the lowest in Czech Republic. (36.6 %, rank 27/29 , 2015) Download Indicator

    The proportion of 25-64 years-old adults with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education who get together with friends at least once a week is one of the lowest in Czech Republic. (40.7 %, rank 24/29 , 2015) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, a small share of adults (25-64 years-old) with below upper secondary education participated in formal voluntary activities in the 12 months prior to the survey. (4.9 %, rank 26/28 , 2015) Download Indicator

    In Czech Republic, a small share of adults (25-64 years-old) with tertiary education participated in formal voluntary activities in the 12 months prior to the survey. (18.7 %, rank 21/29 , 2015) Download Indicator

    Among 25-64 years-old adults with below upper secondary education, a high proportion have someone to ask for moral, material or financial help. (94.4 %, rank 8/29 , 2015) Download Indicator

    Among 25-64 years-old adults with tertiary education, a high proportion have someone to ask for moral, material or financial help. (99.1 %, rank 1/29 , 2015) Download Indicator

    Compared to other countries with available data, the percentage of adults (25-64 years old) with below upper secondary education who actively participate in social media on a daily basis is low in Czech Republic. (14.5 %, rank 20/29 , 2015) Download Indicator

    Compared to other countries with available data, the percentage of adults (25-64 years old) with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education who actively participate in social media on a daily basis is low in Czech Republic. (18.5 %, rank 25/29 , 2015) Download Indicator

    Compared to other countries with available data, the percentage of adults (25-64 years old) with tertiary education who actively participate in social media on a daily basis is low in Czech Republic. (33.1 %, rank 21/29 , 2015) Download Indicator

    Among employed adults (25-64 years-old) with tertiary education, a large share have difficulties to fulfill their family responsabilities because of their jobs, compared to other countries with available data. (57.8 %, rank 10/32 , 2015) Download Indicator

    The proportion of employed adults (25-64 years-old) with tertiary education who have concentration difficulties at work because of family responsabilities is high in Czech Republic. (39 %, rank 9/32 , 2015) Download Indicator

    Weekly working hours among employed 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education are long in Czech Republic compared to other OECD countries. (42.7 Hours/week, rank 2/28 , 2015) Download Indicator

    Among employed 25-64 year-olds with below upper secondary education, a small share have high flexibility of working hours. (16.9 %, rank 22/28 , 2015) Download Indicator

    Among employed 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education, a large share have high flexibility of working hours. (43.5 %, rank 4/28 , 2015) Download Indicator


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    • In 2018, 44% of 25-34 year-olds held a tertiary degree, compared to 35% in 2008, on average across OECD countries.
    • Tertiary-educated adults also reap higher earnings, although this varies by field of study. Their advantage increases with age too: 25-34 year-olds with tertiary education earn 38% more than their peers with upper secondary education while 45-54 year-olds earn 70% more.
    • While engineering, manufacturing and construction, and information and communication technologies are two fields most commonly associated with the best labour market outcomes, only 14% of graduates earned a degree in the former and 4% earned a degree in the latter in 2017.
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    • Although graduation from upper secondary education increased by 6 percentage points between 2005 and 2017, 15% of 25-34 year-olds did not attain upper secondary education in 2018, on average across OECD countries.
    • In some countries, vocational programmes are prominent at the upper secondary level. On average across OECD countries, 40% of first-time upper secondary graduates earned a vocational qualification in 2017; in Austria, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia, more than 66% of this population did.
    • At the lower secondary level, the average class shrank by 6% while teachers' statutory salaries increased by 8% between 2005 and 2017, on average across OECD countries.
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    • In 2017, more than one in three children under the age of three were enrolled in early childhood education and care services, on average across OECD countries - an increase of 7 percentage points compared to 2010.
    • Between the age of 3 to 5, on average across OECD countries, 87% of children are enrolled in pre-primary and primary education.
    • Annual expenditure per child in early childhood development programmes was greater than in pre-primary education in 2016 on average across OECD countries. However, as a share of GDP, expenditure on early childhood development is lower.
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    • In 2016, expenditure per tertiary student amounted to USD 15 556, approximately one-third of which was devoted to research and development.
    • Private sources financed more than 30% of the expenditure, on average, at the tertiary level compared to 10% at primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary level.
    • OECD countries spent an average of 3.5% of GDP on primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary institutions in 2016, and public expenditure at this level increased by 18% since 2005.
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    • About 10% of primary and secondary teachers are under the age of 30, on average across OECD countries.
    • While the teaching profession is dominated by women, the share of female teachers decreases with the level of education taught: almost all teachers at the pre-primary level are women, however they make up less than half of the teaching force at tertiary level.
    • Salaries tend to increase with the level of education taught, but teachers' earnings remain between 78% and 93% of the earnings of other tertiary-educated adults.
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    Note: These values should be interpreted with care since they are influenced by countries' specific contexts and trade-offs. In education, there is often no simple most- or least-efficient model. For instance, the share of private expenditure in education must be read against other measures designed to mitigate inequities, such as loans and grants; longer learning time is an opportunity to convey more and better content to students, but may hinder investments in other important areas. If you want further information on the nature of different variables, please take the time to read the analysis and contextual information, available at the website for each publication.
    All rankings for individual variables are compiled on the basis of OECD and G20 countries for which data are available. The OECD average includes only OECD countries which are listed here: http://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/

    *TALIS averages are based on all countries participating in the TALIS survey, including partner countries and economies. This explains the difference between the OECD average and the TALIS average. Data from the TALIS survey and Education at a Glance (EAG) may differ. See Annex E of the TALIS technical report and Annex 3 of EAG 2019 for more details about the data collections.

    B-S-J-Z (China) refers to the four PISA-participating provinces/municipalities of the People's Republic of China: Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

    For additional notes, please refer to annexes in the list of links below the introductory country profile text.