I show it in the chart, but Ecuador’s is 2 years less than the US. That’s not enormous, but that basically means that they’re 20 years behind the US.

The more important difference between the US and Ecuador is that the US has almost triple the college attainment of Ecuador. Comparing labor force participation at age 16+ or 18+ between the countries confuses college students with long-term discouraged unemployed people.

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Economist. Founder and president of the UBI Center. Studied at MIT and UC Berkeley. YIMBY. Former Google data scientist.

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