Education at a Glance 2007

OECD Indicators

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OECD's annual Education at a Glance looks at who participates in education, what is spent on it, how education systems operate and the results achieved. The latter includes indicators on a wide range of outcomes, from comparisons of students’ performance in key subject areas to the impact of education on earnings and on adults’ chances of employment. New material in this 2007 edition includes data on how socio-economic background affects access to tertiary education, more data on participation in vocational programmes, trend data on graduation rates, trend data on enrolment rates, data on contractual arrangements of teachers, and data on evaluation policies for public schools.  This book includes StatLinks, urls linking to Excel® spreadsheets containing the background data.

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Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Higher education graduation rates have grown massively in OECD countries in recent decades. But what is the impact of this on labour markets? Has the increasing supply of well-educated labour been matched by the creation of an equivalent number of high-paying jobs? Or one day will everyone have a university degree and work for the minimum wage? The analysis below of this year’s edition of Education at a Glance suggests that the expansion has had a positive impact for individuals and economies and that there are, as yet, no signs of an “inflation” of the value of qualifications. The sustainability of the continued expansion will, however, depend on re-thinking how it is financed and how to ensure that it is more efficient.

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