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A harmonized dataset on global educational attainment between 1970 and 2060 - An analytical window into recent trends and future prospects in human capital development

Goujon, Anne and K.C., Samir and Speringer, Markus and Barakat, Bilal and Potancoková, Michaela and Eder, Jakob and Striessnig, Erich and Bauer, Ramon and Lutz, Wolfgang (2016) A harmonized dataset on global educational attainment between 1970 and 2060 - An analytical window into recent trends and future prospects in human capital development. Journal of Demographic Economics, 82 (3). pp. 315-363. ISSN 2054-0892

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Abstract

We hereby present a dataset produced at the Wittgenstein Centre (WIC) containing comprehensive time series on educational attainment and mean years of schooling (MYS). The dataset is split by 5-year age groups and sex for 171 countries and covers the period between 1970 and 2010. It also contains projections of educational attainment to 2060 based on several scenarios of demographic and educational development. The dataset is constructed around collected and harmonized empirical census and survey data sets for the projection base year. The article present the principles and methodology associated with the reconstruction and the projection, and how it differs from several previous exercises. It also proposes a closer look at the diffusion of education in world regions and how the existing gaps in terms of generations, gender, and geography - hence called the 3Gs - have been evolving in the last forty years.

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Additional Information: The article has been published in a revised form in Journal of Demographic Economics [https://doi.org/10.1017/dem.2016.10]. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © copyright holder. To see the final version of this paper please visit the publisher's website. Access to the published version requires a subscription.
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Sozialpolitik > Demographie > Wittgenstein Centre
Version of the Document: Accepted for Publication
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 10:57
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 13:34
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/79543/
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/5367

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