2016 4 Feb. Update

In the version 2.0, there was a mistake in the estimates for China. The new estimates for China are available here [click]. The data set of version 2.0 is changed accordingly and available as version 2.1 at the data page.

 

2014 30 Aug. Update

In the version 2.0, there was a mistake in the estimates for Finland in 2005 and 2010. The new estimates for Finland is available here [click]. The data set of version 2.0 is changed accordingly and available at the data page. We thank Aleksi Kalenius for pointing out this mistake.

 

2014 30 June Update

The new version (2.0) is now available.

This version of the Barro-Lee data set has made several important changes to the earlier version (1.3) reported in Barro and Lee (2013). Hanol Lee, a Ph.D. Student in Economics at Korea University, has provided excellent research assistance.

The changes affected various countries in the sample. The major changes are as follows:

 

2013 09 April Update

The new version (1.3) is now available!

This version (1.3) of the Barro-Lee data set has made several changes to the earlier version (1.2). The changes affected various countries in the sample, but they are not significant in magnitude for most cases.

The changes are:

2011 04 Sept. Update

The new version (1.2) is now available!

This version (1.2) improves on the earlier version (1.1) by incorporating recently available census observations and correcting inaccurate estimates of completion ratios.

2010 12 Nov. Update

The note on data sources and country-specific information is now available.

2010 07 July Update

Revised version of the Barro-Lee Educational Attainment Dataset is now available!