This report reviews research on the role of education and training in economic performance. It focuses on the long-run and international perspective of economic trends and education to counteract the fairly myopic view of economic conditions encountered in many policy debates. In addition to surveying research on the relationships between education and training and the macroeconomic phenomenon of economic growth and individual wages, this review discusses alternative approaches that take a more systems-oriented approach than the standard economic framework.
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Productivity and Competitiveness: What Do the Data Show?
The Contribution of Education to Economic Growth
The Economic Returns to Education and Training
Productivity Growth in Business Organizations and the Evolution of the Economy
This research was sponsored by RAND's Institute on Education and Training with funds from a grant by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
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