Do higher levels of education and skills in an area benefit wider society?

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Winters, John V. (2018)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
  • Journal: issue March, pages 1-10
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15185/izawol.130, doi: 10.15185/izawol.130.v2
  • Subject: R2 | human capital | education | J2 | I2 | employment | human capital, education, schooling, externalities, earnings, employment | earnings | externalities | schooling
    • jel: jel:R2 | jel:I2 | jel:J2
      ddc: ddc:330

Formal schooling increases earnings and provides other individual benefits. However, societal benefits of education may exceed individual benefits. Research finds that increased average education levels in an area are correlated with higher earnings, even for locals wit... View more
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