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OECD Economics Department Working Papers

Working papers from the Economics Department of the OECD that cover the full range of the Department’s work including the economic situation, policy analysis and projections; fiscal policy, public expenditure and taxation; and structural issues including ageing, growth and productivity, migration, environment, human capital, housing, trade and investment, labour markets, regulatory reform, competition, health, and other issues.

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Improving Incentives in Tertiary Education in Belgium

The tertiary education system has been transformed from an elite-oriented system to a system providing tertiary education to a much larger share of each new generation. This re-orientation has contributed to raising education attainment in Belgium. However, in many respects the organisation of the tertiary education systems has not been changed fundamentally and economic incentives are only to a minor extent in place for securing the supply and quality of tertiary education. The system has come under strain, as revealed in the high failure rate among first-year students and the high incidence of subject change. There is thus a need for the system to adapt to be able to continue to support the improvement in educational attainment.

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Keywords: educational Finance, analysis of education, higher education, rates of return to educational investment
JEL: F23: International Economics / International Factor Movements and International Business / Multinational Firms; International Business; F21: International Economics / International Factor Movements and International Business / International Investment; Long-term Capital Movements; F22: International Economics / International Factor Movements and International Business / International Migration
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