Canada has made the most progress in the education domain, CIW finds

October 23, 2012

In its second composite index, the University of Waterloo-based Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) reports a 24% drop in Canadian wellbeing between 2008 and 2010. From 1994 to 2010, Canada's GDP grew by nearly 29%, while improvements in Canadian wellbeing over the same period experienced an increase of just 5.7%. The CWI observes that education is the domain in which Canada has made the most progress since 1994, improving by 21.8%. There are positive changes in the ratio of students to educators in public schools (+13.6%), the percentage of 20- to 24-year-olds in the Canadian population completing high school (+6.5%), and the percentage of 25- to 64-year olds with a university degree (+57.9%). The CIW does note some bad changes in education. For example, the basic knowledge and skills index for 13- to 15-year olds has dropped slightly by 0.5%. CIW News Release | Report