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 A, KC S, Speringer M, Barakat B, Potančoková M, Eder J, Striessnig E, Bauer R, et al. (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 (03): 315-363. DOI:10.1017/dem.2016.10.

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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 paper presents 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 generation, gender, and geography have been evolving in the last 40 years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, human capital, back-projection, population projection, gender gap, mean years of schooling
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 12:24
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 09:54
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13803

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