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Who are the doctorate holders and where do their qualifications lead them?
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by Dirk Van Damme
||Many countries have implemented reforms to develop and support doctoral studies and postdoctoral research, stressing the crucial role of doctorate students and degree holders in terms of economic growth, innovation and scientific research.
The number of advanced research qualifications being awarded across OECD countries significantly increased over the past decade, growing from 158 000 new doctorates in 2000 to 247 000 in 2012, a rise of 56%. International students get one in five of these new doctorates.
Even though the share of women in doctorate programmes has increased over the last decade (as in other levels of education), by 2012 women were still less likely than men to earn an advanced research qualification.
On average, individuals with advanced research qualifications benefit from higher employment rates compared to other university-level graduates (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees combined).
The business enterprise sector offers better wages for new doctorate holders than the higher education and government sectors, but also unequal opportunities, depending on the field in which they graduate.”
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Education Indicators in Focus is a recurring series of briefs that highlight specific indicators in OECD’s Education at a Glance that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners.
They provide a detailed look into current issues in pre-primary, primary and secondary education, higher education, and adult outcomes from a global perspective, and contain an engaging mix of text, tables and charts that describe the international context of the most pressing questions in education policy and practice.
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No. 23. At what age do university students earn their first degree? by Dirk Van Damme and Corinne Heckmann
No. 22. How much time do primary and lower secondary students spend in the classroom? by Eric Charbonnier and Nhung Truong
No. 21. How much are teachers paid and how much does it matter? by Eric Charbonnier
No. 20. How old are the teachers? by Dirk Van Damme
No. 19. What are tertiary students choosing to study? by David Valenciano
No. 18. What is the impact of the economic crisis on public education spending? by Eric Charbonnier and Joris Ranchin
No. 17. Does upper secondary vocational education and training improve the prospects of young adults? by Rodrigo Castaneda Valle
No. 16. How can countries best produce a highly-qualified young labour force? by Dirk Van Damme
No. 15. How are university students changing? by Ignacio Marin and Corinne Heckmann
No. 14. How is international student mobility shaping up? by Cuauhtemoc Rebolledo-Gómez and Joris Ranchin
No. 13. How difficult is it to move from school to work? by Karinne Logez
No. 12. Which factors determine the level of expenditure on teaching staff? by Eric Charbonnier and Etienne Albiser
No. 11. How do early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies, systems and quality vary across OECD countries? by Miho Taguma
No. 10. What are the social benefits of education? by Koji Miyamoto
No. 9 How does class size vary around the world? by Elisabeth Villoutreix
No. 8 Is increasing private expenditure, especially in tertiary education,associated with less public funding and less equitable access? by Dirk Van Damme
No. 7 How well are countries educating young people to the level needed for a job and a living wage? by Dirk Van Damme
No. 6 What are the returns on higher education for individuals and countries? by J.D. LaRock
No. 5 How is the global talent pool changing? by Pedro Garcia de León, Corinne Heckmann and Gara Rojas González
No: 4 How pronounced is income inequality around the world and how can education help reduce it? by Ji Eun Chung
No: 3 How are girls doing in school – and women doing in employment – around the world? by Eric Charbonnier and Corinne Heckmann
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