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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    Education
    Human capital
    Politicians
    Competitive advantage
    Labour market
    Economic growth
    Economic potential
    World economy
    International competition
    Staggering

    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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    Brunello, G., Garibaldi, P., & Wasmer, E. (2007). Education and Training in Europe. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210978.001.0001

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

    Oxford University Press, 2007. 400 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Brunello, G, Garibaldi, P & Wasmer, E 2007, Education and Training in Europe. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210978.001.0001
    Brunello G, Garibaldi P, Wasmer E. Education and Training in Europe. Oxford University Press, 2007. 400 p. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210978.001.0001
    Brunello, Giorgia ; Garibaldi, Pietro ; Wasmer, Etienne. / Education and Training in Europe. Oxford University Press, 2007. 400 p.
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