On average, people in the middle sectors have 8.3 years of education, 3.7 years less than the affluent and 2.2 years more than the disadvantaged (see Table 3.1). In all countries the middle sector is less educated than the affluent and better educated than the disadvantaged. While the disadvantaged basically have just primary education, the middle sectors have some secondary education, but it is the affluent who on average exhibit the highest levels of education across all countries and age cohorts. In most countries, the educational attainment of the middle sectors is closer to the disadvantaged than the affluent. Chapter 3 looks at the whole question of education and the middle sectors in detail.