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What's the good of education?: the economics of education in the UK

Machin, Stephen and Vignoles, Anna, eds. (2005) What's the good of education?: the economics of education in the UK. Princeton University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780691117348

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Abstract

This book explores that question in unprecedented detail, drawing on empirical evidence from an impressive array of sources. While much of the focus is on the educational system in the United Kingdom, the book offers lessons of international applicability. A state-of-the-art compendium on education policy and its impact on educational attainment, the book examines numerous large-scale data sources on individual pupils and schools. The questions the book considers are far-ranging: How much do teachers matter for children's educational attainment? What payoff do people get from acquiring more education when they enter the labor market? How well do education systems function to provide employers with the skills they want? The book concludes by issuing some strong policy recommendations and offering an evaluation of what does and does not work in improving educational attainment. The recommendations address such issues as school effectiveness, education financing, individual investment in education, government education initiatives, higher education, labor market rewards, and lifelong learning.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://press.princeton.edu/
Additional Information: © 2005 Princeton University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for the Economics of Education (CEE)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2009 13:56
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26483/

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