Talk:Education economics

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Thanks for your work on this, Thomas. It's a huge gap in Wikipedia.JQ (talk) 03:33, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Honored. On the evidence, getting the article going, and with good focus, was the hard part. So, thank you. --Thomasmeeks (talk) 10:35, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

education production function[edit]

Should not this article discuss, at least in part, the concept of education production functions? Maybe the article Education production function, a short, orphaned article, should be merged into this one? --Bejnar (talk) 17:14, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Restructuring[edit]

Shouldn`t some be said about school closure?andycjp (talk) 08:24, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Productivity[edit]

Shouldnt something be said about the suposed relation between investement in education and productivity?Lbertolotti (talk) 21:08, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

At the moment we have this: "From lack of a more significant correlation between formal educational achievement and productivity growth, some economists see reason to believe that in today’s world many skills and capabilities come by way of learning outside of tradition education, or outside of schooling altogether." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lbertolotti (talkcontribs) 08:07, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

I saw two sentences on signalling/screening, neither of which explained anything, no mention of the Sheepskin Effect. Brief mention of signalling does nothing to inform the reader of issues as to whether education merely correlates with income, or if it is causal. This is an appalling omission. The whole page equates correlation with causation. There is, in reality, very strong evidence that higher education is more of a signalling/screening mechanism than an investment in productivity. This page is highly misleading, should be considering more as propaganda than as a serious discussion.

signalling/screening[edit]

I saw two sentences on signalling/screening, neither of which explained anything, no mention of the Sheepskin Effect. Brief mention of signalling does nothing to inform the reader of issues as to whether education merely correlates with income, or if it is causal. This is an appalling omission. The whole page equates correlation with causation. There is, in reality, very strong evidence that higher education is more of a signalling/screening mechanism than an investment in productivity. This page is highly misleading, should be considering more as propaganda than as a serious discussion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.5.171.254 (talk) 15:45, 16 December 2014 (UTC)