Early school leaving has declined but remains high, especially in Southern Europe.
Notes.1. “Below upper-secondary education” denotes a level no higher than Level 3C short of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED). The ISCED classification has a structural break in 2014. 2. There are no data for Japan. In Panel B, the OECD average excludes Australia, Chile, Israel, Korea, Mexico and New Zealand for the years 2000-14 and Austria, Iceland and Norway for 2000.
Source: Society at a Glance 2016. OECD calculations based on the EU-LFS and national labour force surveys, OECD National Educational Attainment Classification (NEAC) Database 2015, https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?datasetcode=EAG_NEAC#.