Education and Training in Europe

Giorgia Brunello, Pietro Garibaldi, Etienne Wasmer

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Abstract

While Europe is certainly one of the richest and most educated areas of the world, some of the challenges faced by the old continent are staggering: low economic growth, structural difficulties in the labour market, and increasing international competition. Politicians and policymakers may advocate different means of overcoming the potential economic decline of Europe, but most agree that Europe needs to strengthen human capital, its ultimate competitive advantage in the world economy. This book looks at the accumulation of human capital from two perspectives, first through formal education and second through professional training. It provides a summary of the key characteristics of education and training in Europe and also asks key questions about the fundamental problems with the current educational and training systems. More importantly, the book goes on to discuss which policies are necessary to make existing education and training systems more efficient, while also making higher skills available to a wider range of people.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages400
ISBN (Electronic)9780191705786
ISBN (Print)9780199210978
DOIs
StatePublished - May 17 2007

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Economic potential
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World economy
International competition
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Keywords

  • Economic growth
  • Education systems
  • European economy
  • Human capital
  • Labour markets
  • Training systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Education and Training in Europe. / Brunello, Giorgia; Garibaldi, Pietro; Wasmer, Etienne.

Oxford University Press, 2007. 400 p.

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Brunello, Giorgia ; Garibaldi, Pietro ; Wasmer, Etienne. / Education and Training in Europe. Oxford University Press, 2007. 400 p.
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