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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
"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), 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
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
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