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Fusarelli, Lance D. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2015
Using international data on child well-being and educational attainment, this article compares child well-being in the United States to member countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Multiple measures of child well-being are analyzed, such as material well-being (including poverty, unemployment, and income…
Descriptors: Well Being, Educational Attainment, Comparative Analysis, Poverty
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DeBoer, Jennifer – Peabody Journal of Education, 2012
As detailed in the articles throughout this issue, the U.S. education system experienced a number of structural developments throughout the 20th century. These changes served to shift the landscape of decision-making authority in multiple areas of primary and secondary schooling. This article provides an international perspective on the changes…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Comparative Education, Global Approach
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Desjardins, Richard – Peabody Journal of Education, 2001
Investigates the broad effects of learning on economic and social well-being in several countries, focusing on adults age 25-55 years. Results suggest that people who devote more time to learning for job-related reasons than learning for personal-interest-related reasons experience higher levels of economic well-being. Time devoted to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Labor Force