Quote: Originally Posted by petros
I'd like to do another 2 weeks in Guatemala building schools. I really enjoyed that.
Apparently you left before the task was complete.
Cuba, Venezuela, Libya and Syria are all looking for teachers. Your family has a history with the Government Sanitariums in the Canadian Prairies don't they. They have enough graduates from the School of the Americas already. When you say 'build' were you calling in an airstrike?
: This entry describes a country’s key demographic features and trends and how they vary among regional, ethnic, and socioeconomic sub-populations. Some of the topics addressed are population age structure, fertility, health, mortality, poverty, education, and migration.
Guatemala is a predominantly poor country that struggles in several areas of health and development, including infant, child, and maternal mortality, malnutrition, literacy, and contraceptive awareness and use.
The country's large indigenous population is disproportionately affected. Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America and has the highest fertility rate in Latin America. It also has the highest population growth rate in Latin America, which is likely to continue because of its large reproductive-age population and high birth rate. Almost half of Guatemala's population is under age 19, making it the youngest population in Latin America. Guatemala's total fertility rate has slowly declined during the last few decades due in part to limited government-funded health programs. However, the birth rate is still more close to three children per woman and is markedly higher among its rural and indigenous populations.
Guatemalans have a history of emigrating legally and illegally to Mexico, the United States, and Canada because of a lack of economic opportunity, political instability, and natural disasters. Emigration, primarily to the United States, escalated during the 1960 to 1996 civil war and accelerated after a peace agreement was signed. Thousands of Guatemalans who fled to Mexico returned after the war, but labor migration to southern Mexico continues.
: This entry provides the public expenditure on education as a percent of GDP.
2.8% of GDP (2017)
country comparison to the world: 149
: This entry includes a definition of literacy and UNESCO's percentage estimates for populations aged 15 years and over, including total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Info . . . more
definition: age 15 and over can read and write (2015 est.)
total population: 81.5%
female: 76.3% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age. Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or qualit . . . more
total: 11 years
male: 11 years
female: 11 years (2014)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
: This entry gives the percent of the total labor force ages 15-24 unemployed during a specified year.
female: 8% (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 164