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Table 3 Education attainment and school attendance in 2006 for young bangladeshis

From: Groundwater arsenic and education attainment in Bangladesh

  Males Males Females Females
Age Avg. years ed. % in school Avg. years educ. % in school
15 5.96 53.2 6.70 56.2
16 6.48 45.3 7.16 45.2
17 6.96 42.0 7.40 32.2
18 6.87 29.4 7.35 23.2
19 7.51 23.3 7.49 17.7
20 7.19 22.0 7.38 12.7
21 7.91 24.3 7.39 11.7
  Boys 6–10 Girls 6–10
Age Avg. days attended last week Avg. days attended last week
6–10 5.26 5.32
Mean education attainment in 2006 for youths 19–21
Safe sub-districts 7.92 years
Unsafe sub-districts 7.82 years
Mean education attainment in 2006 for youths 19–21 in unsafe sub-districts
Reported to drink safely 8.25 years
Not reported to drink safely 7.18 years
  1. Source: Authors’ calculations from 2006 MICS