Young people in Ireland among world’s most educated

OECD report shows Irish degree-holders earn signifant wage premium

Young people in Ireland have among the highest levels of education in the world, according to a major new international study. Photograph: iStock

Young people in Ireland have among the highest levels of education in the world, according to a major new international study. Photograph: iStock

Young people in Ireland have among the highest levels of education in the world, according to a major new international study.

The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report shows that 56 per cent of 25-34 year olds in Ireland had received higher or further education. The average for the OECD is 44 per cent.

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