Human Capital News and Research 102

Can Wall Street Learn to Love Human Capital? Last week at the New York Stock Exchange, JUST Capital, a not-for-profit organization, rang the opening bell. The celebration was to draw attention to their unlikely partnership with Goldman Sachs and the launch of an ETF that enables investors to put money behind an index rated on a … Continue reading Human Capital News and Research 102

Human Capital News and Research 101

Education and wage inequality before and during the fiscal crisis The Greek labour market has undergone dramatic changes during the last 10 years. Wage inequality, especially at the bottom end of the earnings distribution, increased sharply. At the same time, the past trend towards educational upgrading of the labour force has further been boosted. In … Continue reading Human Capital News and Research 101

Four Education Trends that Countries Everywhere Should Know About (News and Research 100)

Four Education Trends that Countries Everywhere Should Know About Recently, we reached out to education experts around the world to hear what they considered the most pressing issues facing our sector today. Surprisingly, they all said that little has changed in terms of our most common challenges. What was changing, they agreed, were the innovative … Continue reading Four Education Trends that Countries Everywhere Should Know About (News and Research 100)

A Decennial Review of the Returns to Education Literature (News and Research 89)

Returns to Investment in Education: A Decennial Review of the Global Literature  Returns to investment in education based on human capital theory have been estimated systematically since the 1950s. In the 60-plus year history of such estimates, there have been several compilations in the literature. This paper reviews and highlights the latest trends and patterns … Continue reading A Decennial Review of the Returns to Education Literature (News and Research 89)

Understanding Effective Teaching Practices (News and Research 88)

Understanding Effective Teaching Practices in Chinese Classrooms:  "Teachers who believed that students should be the focus of instruction scored significantly higher across all domains than teachers who believed that teachers should be the focus of instruction"… Credential Effects and the Returns to Education in China  Using the China Household Income Project (CHIP) data for 1995 … Continue reading Understanding Effective Teaching Practices (News and Research 88)

The Learning Crisis (News and Research 87)

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life — Plato Une crise de l'apprentissage au niveau mondial?  Depuis les années 2000, l’accès à l’éducation s’est fortement amélioré dans le monde. Reste à savoir ce qu’il en est de la qualité de l’éducation et de la performance des systèmes éducatifs, … Continue reading The Learning Crisis (News and Research 87)