Education and Training in Europe

Hardcover | May 23, 2007

EditorGiorgio Brunello, Pietro Garibaldi, Etienne Wasmer

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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 mayadvocate 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 then professional training. It provides a useful summary of the key characteristics of education and training in Europe and also asks key questions about the fundamental problems with thecurrent 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.

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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 mayadvocate different means of overcoming the pote...

Giorgio Brunello holds a MsC in Economics from the LSE and a PhD in Economics from Osaka University, Japan. He has taught at Osaka, Venice, and is currently Professor of Economics in Padova. He is a Research Fellow at IZA (Bonn) and CESifo (Munich). Pietro Garibaldi is Professor of Economics at the University of Turin, and acts as Eco...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:May 23, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199210977

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Pietro Garibaldi: IntroductionPart I The Macroeconomics of EducationEtienne Wasmer, Peter Fredriksson, Ana Lamo, Julian Messina and Giovanni Peri: 1. Theory and FactsPart A- Education Priorities: Growth vs. Cohesion2. Cohesion and the Supply of General Skills in Europe3. Higher Education, Innovation, and GrowthPart B- The Margins of Improvement in Education Institutions: Skill Mismatch, Skill Portability, and Mobility4. Internal Mobility, Skills, and Education5. Skill Mismatch and Over-qualification in the Enlarged Europe6. Specificity of Skills and Reallocation7. Policy ImplicationsPart II Workplace Training in EuropeAndrea Bassanini, Alison Booth, Giorgio Brunello, Maria De Paola, and Edwin Leuven: 8. Introduction9. An Overview of the Theoretical Framework10. Stylised Facts About Workplace Training11. Training and Labour Market Institutions12. The Costs and Benefits of Workplace Training13. Is There Scope for Policy?Final Remarks