Welcome to the Barro-Lee Website!
The updated Barro-Lee Dataset is now available.
To download the Barro-Lee Data, visit the Data Query page. Data by 5-year age group and for '15 years and over' and '25 years and over' for cross-country or individual country analysis can be easily retrieved through the Data Query page .
Visit the About Dataset page, for a list of variables, countries in the updated dataset, data sources, a brief description of estimation methodology, and a brief history about the Barro-Lee Dataset.
To read the full paper (Barro, Robert and Jong-Wha Lee, April 2010, "A New Data Set of Educational Attainment in the World, 1950-2010." NBER Working Paper No. 15902), click here.
The revised paper is forthcoming in the Journal of Development Economics, click here.
2013 09 April Update: The new version (1.3) of data set now available!
2012 03 Oct. Update: The Appendix Notes on data sources available.
2011 04 Sept. Update: The new version (1.2) of data set now available!
2010 12 Nov. Update
2010 07 July Update
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