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Table 1 Mean, median, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation of numeracy scores for all and employed persons

From: Wage inequality, skill inequality, and employment: evidence and policy lessons from PIAAC

  All persons Employed
Country Mean Median St dev. Var. coef. Mean Median St dev. Var. coef.
Canada 265.2 269.6 55.60 0.21 271.6 275.0 52.77 0.19
Denmark 278.2 282.0 51.23 0.18 285.7 288.9 47.63 0.17
Finland 282.2 285.8 52.21 0.18 291.3 293.2 47.63 0.16
France 254.1 259.1 56.17 0.22 260.9 265.1 54.42 0.21
Germany 271.7 275.9 53.07 0.20 277.5 280.4 49.71 0.18
Ireland 255.5 259.5 53.66 0.21 264.5 267.0 49.91 0.19
Italy 247.1 249.2 49.99 0.20 255.1 258.0 49.9 0.20
Japan 288.1 290.8 43.98 0.15 292.5 294.7 43.44 0.15
Austria 275.0 278.2 49.29 0.18 279.7 282.8 47.53 0.17
Netherlands 280.3 285.8 51.07 0.18 287.4 291.7 46.99 0.16
Flanders (Belgium) 280.3 284.4 50.59 0.18 286.6 290.2 48.42 0.17
Norway 278.3 283.5 54.21 0.19 285.8 289.9 50.55 0.18
Spain 245.8 250.3 51.32 0.21 257.5 261.3 47.58 0.18
Sweden 279.0 284.0 54.87 0.20 287.2 290.4 50.26 0.17
England/N. Ireland (UK) 261.7 264.9 54.88 0.21 270.9 273.3 51.6 0.19
USA 252.8 256.0 57.03 0.23 260.0 264.0 55.95 0.23
  1. Source: calculations based on PIAAC