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Machin Stephen & Vignoles Anna (2005). What's the Good of Education? The Economics of Education in the UK. Princeton : Princeton University Press. En ligne : < ... theGood_ofEducation.htm>. 
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Resource type: Book
BibTeX citation key: Machin2005a
Categories: General
Keywords: adéquation scolaire, diplômation, économie de l'éducation
Creators: Machin, Vignoles
Publisher: Princeton University Press (Princeton)
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What's the Good of Education? The Economics of Education in the UK explores the question in unprecedented detail, drawing on empirical evidence from an impressive array of sources. While much of the focus is on the educational system in the United Kingdom, the book offers lessons of international applicability. A state-of-the-art compendium on education policy and its impact on educational attainment, the book examines numerous large scale data sources on individual pupils and schools.

The questions the book considers are far ranging. How much do teachers matter for children's educational attainment? What payoff do people get from acquiring more education when they enter the labour market? How well do education systems function to provide employers with the skills they want?

The book concludes by issuing some strong policy recommendations and offering an evaluation of what does and does not work in improving educational attainment. The recommendations address such issues as school effectiveness, education financing, individual investment in education, government education initiatives, higher education, labour market rewards and lifelong learning.
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