The reduction of school days in Japan increased educational inequality

Daiji Kawaguchi, 2 February 2013



One of the major objectives of compulsory education is to assure uniform educational opportunities for all children regardless of their socioeconomic background. For that reason, most advanced countries provide compulsory education as well as textbooks free of charge.

Topics: Education
Tags: education, Japan, university

How universities helped transform the medieval world

Davide Cantoni, Noam Yuchtman, 21 May 2012



How does a new form of knowledge enter the public sphere and what are the consequences for economic activity? Today, thousands of students are pursuing university degrees in biotechnologies and computer sciences in order to enter the high-tech labour force or to become entrepreneurs. Do the institutions that train them generate economic growth?

Topics: Education, Frontiers of economic research
Tags: economic history, education, Middle Ages, university

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