29th October 2018

World Bank's Human Capital Index 2018: Children in the Czech Republic can expect to complete 13.9 years of schooling, but adjusted for quality of learning, it is equivalent to only 11.7 years

The World Bank's Human Capital Index measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18. It conveys the productivity of the next generation of workers compared to a benchmark of complete education and full health. It is constructed for 157 countries. It is made up of five indicators: the probability of survival to age five, a child’s expected years of schooling, harmonized test scores as a measure of quality of learning, adult survival rate (fraction of 15-year olds that will survive to age 60), and the proportion of children who are not stunted.

The Czech Republic ranks 14th out of 157 countries assessed.



• Human Capital Index. A child born in the Czech Republic today will be 78 percent as productive when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health.
• Probability of Survival to Age 5. 100 out of 100 children born in the Czech Republic survive to age 5.
• Expected Years of School. In the Czech Republic, a child who starts school at age 4 can expect to complete 13.9 years of school by her 18th birthday.
• Harmonized Test Scores. Students in the Czech Republic score 522 on a scale where 625 represents advanced attainment and 300 represents minimum attainment.
• Learning-adjusted Years of School. Factoring in what children actually learn, expected years of school is only 11.7
• Adult Survival Rate. Across the Czech Republic, 92 percent of 15-year olds will survive until age 60. This statistic is a
proxy for the range of fatal and non-fatal health outcomes that a child born today would experience as an adult under
current conditions.

Children in the Czech Republic can expect to complete 13.9 years of pre-primary, primary and secondary school by age 18. However, when years of schooling are adjusted for quality of learning, this is only equivalent to 11.7 years: a learning gap of 2.2 years.

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Details in Czech by Hospodarske noviny daily.

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