THE WORLDPOST
07/21/2014 10:33 am ET Updated Jul 21, 2014

These Are The Countries Where Kids Go To School For The Longest

On average, kids in Australia can expect to spend up to 15 more years in school than kids in Niger.

A new report from Cornell University, international business school INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization looks, in part, at global "school life expectancy," that is to say, how many years students around the world can expect to spend in school. Titled "The Global Innovation Index 2014," the report shows wide variations in school life expectancy around the world.

While kids in places like Australia and New Zealand can expect to spend nearly 20 years in school, from the primary school level until the tertiary, or post-high school level; kids in places like Pakistan and Ethiopia can expect to spend less than 10 years in school.

Below, we have compiled a map of the report's results. Let us know what you think in the comments section.

Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post.

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