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πŸ‡²πŸ‡­ Marshall Islands

Socio-economic indicators, 2015

Total population (in thousands) 53
Annual population growth (%) 0.2
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 21
Rural population (% of total population) 27
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 4
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 30
Life expectancy at birth (years)
Prevalence of HIV (% of population aged 15-49 years)
Poverty headcount ratio at 2 PPP$ a day (% of population)
GDP per capita – PPP$ 3,817
Annual GDP growth (%) 0.6
Total debt service (% of GNI)
GDP in billions – PPP$ 0

Education system & School-age population

Years School-age population
Pre-primary 2 2,938
Primary 6 8,893
Secondary 6 7,535
Tertiary* 5 3,098
  • Compulsory education lasts 13 years from age 5 to age 18
  • For primary to post-secondary education, the academic year begins in September and ends in June

*ISCED 5A only

Source: UIS


Out of school children

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Public spending on education, total (% of GDP)

Public spending on education, total (% of government expenditure)

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