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Hailemariam, Abebe – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the long-run effect of higher education, measured in average years of tertiary schooling, on the level and growth rate of national per capita income. It uses an improved dataset on educational attainments which not only reduces measurement error but also overcomes data comparability issues and allows us to estimate the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational History, Human Capital
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Farhat, Daniel – Journal of Education and Work, 2014
Data show that educated workers earn higher wages and are unemployed less often. Some researchers believe that education improves a worker's productivity (or "human capital"), making them more desirable on the job market, while others believe that it improves a worker's network (or "social capital"), giving them more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Social Capital, Education Work Relationship
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Allais, Stephanie M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This article provides some of the key findings of a comparative study commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO), which attempted to understand more about the impact and implementation of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs). Sixteen case studies were produced, on qualifications frameworks in Australia; Bangladesh; Botswana;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Alignment (Education), Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Strathdee, Robert – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This article outlines some of the major factors leading to the introduction of the New Zealand National Qualifications Framework (NQF). It also describes the NQF's design, outlines changes that were introduced following its introduction in 1991, and explores its impact to date. The New Zealand case is interesting, as the agency responsible for the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Strathdee, Rob – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This paper reviews and critically evaluates recent reforms in higher education in New Zealand. It assesses the impact of the reforms on the social status of higher education and their impact on the reproduction of inequality. To help theorise possible forms of social inclusion and exclusion that might result from the reforms, the paper draws upon…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Status, Educational Sociology, Educational Change
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Strathdee, Rob – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
This paper argues that the current skill strategies of New Labour (in England) and the Labour-led Coalition (in New Zealand) are part of a broader project to construct contrasting markets in education and training. On one hand, the skill strategies are helping to construct open education and training markets through creating institutional-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trust (Psychology), Qualifications, Social Networks