Saturday, June 26, 2010

Confirm and Disprove Stereotypes With The OECD Factbook 2010

When you want to have some fun with economics it's nice to check out the OECD Factbook 2010 as it is loaded with awesome facts about the world.

 Apparently the "growing demand for highly skilled workers has led to global competition for talent" in other words Koreans are the best at science :

Source: OECD Factbook 2010


  1. "On average, almost half of the top performers in science (44%) were also top performers in reading and mathematics, but this was the case for 50% of girls and for 37% of boys."

    I think this means that girls are more likely to be intellectually well-rounded than boys. Point goes to the girls in the classic battle of the sexes.

  2. Very good point Kate! Women are more likely to be intellectually well rounded. Especially you.