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Trends Shaping Education 2013

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What does it mean for education that our societies are increasingly diverse? How is global economic power shifting towards new countries? In what ways are the skills required in the world of work changing?

Trends Shaping Education 2013 brings together international evidence to give policy makers, researchers, educational leaders, administrators and teachers a robust, non-specialist source to inform strategic thinking and stimulate reflection on the challenges facing education, whether in schools, universities or programmes for older adults. It will also be of interest to students and the wider public, including parents.

The trends presented are based on high-quality international data, primarily from the OECD, the World Bank and the United Nations. The charts contain dynamic links so that readers can access the original data. Trends Shaping Education 2013 is organised around five broad themes, each with its own “Find out more” section: A global world, Living well, Labour and skill dynamics, Modern families and Infinite connection.

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Labour and skill dynamics

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Women in the workplace: explores trends in female employment and the persisting wage difference between genders. The best of both worlds: examines the trade-off between family and career in women’s lives. Skills: A local matter: looks at local levels of skills mismatch and equilibrium and skill loss or decline throughout life. Knowledge economies: the transition towards more knowledge intensive economies through the growing importance of R and D activities and a composite index of indicators. New ideas: Patents and people: illustrates the increasing numbers of people employed as researchers and their output through patents filed around the world. Flexible work?: examines flexibility in the labour market through two trends: the numbers of full-time workers and the numbers of salaried workers compared to those self-employed. Mind the gap: highlights the income divide between the haves and have-nots, and also examines the changing shares of national income devoted to social expenditures.

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