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Stenberg, Anders – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
To facilitate individuals to adjust their skills to changes in market demands, Sweden has a relatively generous policy to stimulate formal adult education at the compulsory, upper secondary and tertiary levels. This paper provides an overview of what research has reported to assess if and/or how it may be an efficient use of tax payers' money.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Quality of Working Life, Postsecondary Education
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This paper reports that between 2008 and 2009, unemployment rates across OECD countries increased among people at all educational levels, but rose to especially troubling heights among people without an upper secondary education. In 2009, the average employment rate across OECD countries was much higher for individuals with a tertiary (i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Climate, Global Approach, Educational Attainment
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
Across OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries, governments are having to work with shrinking public budgets while designing policies to make education more effective and responsive to growing demand. The 2011 edition of "Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" enables countries to see themselves in the light of…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
"Education at a Glance 2011: Highlights" offers a reader-friendly introduction to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) collection of internationally comparable data on education. As the name suggests, it is derived from "Education at a Glance 2011", the OECD's flagship compendium of education…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Class Size, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Benefits
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
The future of Greece's well-being will depend on improving educational performance to boost productivity and improve social outcomes. In the current economic context, with the need to get best value for spending, Greece must and can address inefficiencies in its education system. The challenges are significant. For example, Greece lags behind many…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2010
Across OECD countries, governments are seeking policies to make education more effective while searching for additional resources to meet the increasing demand for education. The 2010 edition of "Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance. It provides a rich, comparable…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries
Lafon, Valerie, Ed. – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2008
"IMHE-Info" is the newsletter published by the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) programme of OECD. This issue includes: (1) Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society; (2) The Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO); and (3) City-Regions in Focus. Publications of interest, IMHE News, and a calendar…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Quality, Strategic Planning, Institutional Administration
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2008
Across OECD countries, governments are seeking policies to make education more effective while searching for additional resources to meet the increasing demand for education. The 2008 edition of "Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance. It provides a rich,…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Demand, Educational Policy
Strauss, Hubert; de la Maisonneuve, Christine – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
This paper presents cross-section estimates of gross hourly wage premia on tertiary education. They are based on a unified framework for 21 OECD countries from the 1990s to the early 2000s and use international household surveys to maximise international comparability. The results of the "augmented" Mincerian wage equations point to an…
Descriptors: Wages, Postsecondary Education, Human Capital, Outcomes of Education
Marginson, Simon; van der Wende, Marijk – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
Economic and cultural globalisation has ushered in a new era in higher education. Higher education was always more internationally open than most sectors because of its immersion in knowledge, which never showed much respect for juridical boundaries. In global knowledge economies, higher education institutions are more important than ever as…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
Carey, David; Ernst, Ekkehard; Oyomopito, Rebecca; Theisens, Jelte – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2006
Strengthening the innovation system in the Netherlands is a priority for raising productivity growth, which has been relatively weak in recent years. Knowledge creation in the Netherlands is strong -- scientific publications per capita are the sixth highest in the OECD -- but innovation activity is only around the average for OECD countries…
Descriptors: Productivity, Postsecondary Education, Research and Development, Factor Analysis
Criscuolo, Chiara; Martin, Ralf – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2004
The main objective of this Working Paper is to show a set of indicators on the knowledge-based economy for China, mainly compiled from databases within EAS, although data from databases maintained by other parts of the OECD are included as well. These indicators are put in context by comparison with data for the United States, Japan and the EU (or…
Descriptors: Industry, Intellectual Property, Innovation, Education Work Relationship
Lafon, Valerie, Ed. – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2003
IMHE-Info is the newsletter published by the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) programme. This issue includes: (1) Education, Internationalisation and Trade; and (2) The GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services) Explained. IMHE News, publications of interest and upcoming events are included.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation