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The Impact of Education on Economic and Social Outcomes: An Overview of Recent Advances in Economics

by Craig Riddell

The Impact of Education on Economic and Social Outcomes: An Overview of Recent Advances in Economics, Craig Riddell. CPRN's Skills and Knowledge for Canada's Future: Seven Perspectives - Towards an Integrated Approach to Human Capital Development project. June 2006. 44 pp.

The author finds the effects of increased educational attainment on earnings is even larger than previously believed, especially for those with relatively low levels of education. The social benefits, in terms of things like increased civic participation, improved health and lower crime are also substantial. The data justify government support for post-secondary education, providing better information on its impact and raising the age of compulsory schooling.

Release Date: 30 Jun 2006
Number of pages: 44
Document number: 44362