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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), 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), 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
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
O'Brien, Paul; Paczynski, Wojciech – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2006
An effective system of education and training is important for both social and economic reasons. Its role in the Polish economy is to provide the current and future labour force with skills to facilitate both continuing productivity growth and reallocation of resources as structural adjustment proceeds. Important reforms to decentralise primary…
Descriptors: Productivity, Human Capital, Quality Control, Education Work Relationship
Guichard, Stephanie; Larre, Benedicte – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2006
The lack of human capital in Portugal has become a key obstacle to higher growth. This paper discusses the performance of education and training services in Portugal and shows that improvements are needed to narrow the significant human capital gap with other OECD countries. Despite progress in the past decades, Portuguese children spend…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development
Baek, Yongchun; Jones, Randall – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2005
With inputs of labour and capital slowing, sustaining high growth rates in Korea will increasingly depend on total factor productivity gains, which are in turn driven to a large extent by innovation. While a number of Korean firms are at the world technology frontier in areas such as ICT, the diffusion of technology to lagging sectors is a…
Descriptors: Productivity, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Intellectual Property
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