11/27/2014 11:16 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Evidence of Abundance #20: Global Education

In last week's "Evidence of Abundance," I shared the data on the average educational attainment in the U.S. Today I'd like to share the numbers expanded to include the global population.

In the 1820s the U.S., Japan, and the UK were some of the only countries where the average population received at least two years of formal schooling.

Years of education vs. time for regions of the world

Today more countries are on the map, and the average length of study has skyrocketed. In most developed countries the average person receives about 16 years of education. Even in developing countries the population gets five to eight years of education.

As education becomes dematerialized, demonetized and democratized, every man, woman and child on the planet will be able to reap the benefits of knowledge. We're rapidly heading toward a world of education abundance.

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