Bangalore: Education fuels growth and in return growth fuels education. Research shows that countries with the highest GDPÃ¢ÂÂs have the highest literacy rates and that countries that aggressively spend on education also have the highest literacy rates. Nations like Japan, United States, Norway, Canada, and Australia spend extensively on education and in return have the highest population with the post secondary education. Here is a list of the worldÃ¢ÂÂs most educated countries.
50 percent of CanadaÃ¢ÂÂs population has post secondary education which is a startling number. 2.5 percent of their GDP is spent on education. Canada has also seen a growth in its population in the last ten years.
Pct. population with post secondary education: 50 percent.
GDP per capita: $39,070
Israel as a country gives importance to education but the number of tertiary graduates has gone down in the last few years. Similarly, funding of education has also decreased in the past few years. In spite of the decrease in funding and increase in population, Israel still has the second highest percentage of people with post secondary education.
Pct. population with post secondary education: 45 percent.
GDP per capita: $28,596