Dominican Republic

Background Information

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

World Bank income group

Upper middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

26% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

1,157,455 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

1,149,078 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

36%

Source: UNSDG, 2014

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

94

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

26%

Source: DHS, 2013

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

59%

Source: DHS, 2013

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Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

12

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure

No data available

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

  • Primary 90%

    (2016)

Source: UIS

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 97%

  • Male 91%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 92%

  • Male 81%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 72%

  • Male 54%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 1%

  • Male 1%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school
  • Female 1%

  • Male 1%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 10%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

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