Publications & Documents


  • 6-March-2015

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    Boosting productivity in Russia: skills, education and innovation

    The labour market in Russia is very flexible. This results in a high and stable overall employment rate, but also high wage inequality, informality and labour turnover, which limits incentives for firms to invest in human capital and productivity improvements.

  • 5-March-2015

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    Why boys and girls still don’t have an equal chance at school (OECD Education Today Blog)

    An analysis of PISA data reveals how student performance is affected by such “intangibles” as behaviour in and outside of school, and self-confidence, and how, in turn, students’ behaviour and confidence can be influenced by parents’ and teachers’ attitudes and expectations.

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  • 5-March-2015

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    The ABC of Gender Equality in Education - Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence

    This fascinating compilation of the recent data on gender differences in education presents a wealth of data, analysed from a multitude of angles in a clear and lively way. In particular it looks at underperformance among boys, lack of self confidence among girls and family, school and societal influences before addressing policies to help boys and girls reach their full potential.

  • 5-March-2015

    English

    Early gender gaps drive career choices and employment opportunities, says OECD

    Education systems have made major strides to close gender gaps in student performance but girls and boys remain deeply divided in career choices, which are being made much earlier than commonly thought, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 12-February-2015

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    Got a math problem? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Some 37% of students in the Netherlands reported that they often worry that mathematics classes will be difficult for them. In Argentina, 80% of students reported the same worry.

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  • 12-February-2015

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    PISA in Focus No. 48 - Does Math Make You Anxious?

    Greater anxiety towards mathematics is associated with lower scores in mathematics, both between and within countries. The better a student’s schoolmates perform in mathematics, the greater the student’s anxiety towards mathematics.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Education and Skills Policies for the United Arab Emirates

    The United Arab Emirates is identified by PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) as one of the most rapidly improving education systems in the world. However its students still perform well below the levels expected in advanced economies.

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  • 5-February-2015

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    Raising the economic participation of women in India – a new growth engine?

    Economic participation of women in the labour force or as entrepreneurs is low compared to peers and has declined over the past decades despite strong growth. The gap with men is over 50% - the largest among key emerging markets.

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  • 2-February-2015

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    A Skills beyond School Review of Egypt

    Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. This report on Egypt examines what type of training is needed to meet the needs of a changing economy,  how programmes should be funded,  how theyshould be linked to academic and university programmes and how employers and unions can be engaged.  The country reports in this series look at these and other questions.

  • 29-January-2015

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    OECD Education Today Blog: Who enjoys the opportunity to be better educated than their parents?

    Over the past decades, education systems have expanded enormously. They provide opportunities for many more students than before to access and succeed in secondary and tertiary education.

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