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Positive and negative impact of increased tertiary attainment

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  • Alena Bušíková

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    (School of Management, Panónska cesta 17, 85104 Bratislava, Slovakia)

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    The theory of human capital clearly states that the investments into the education bring many benefits and are worth the cost. The OECD Education at a Glance analysis provides support for both public and private investing in tertiary education as the net present value is positive for all observed countries. Considering the benefits of education, a growth in tertiary education should be viewed very positively. In this context, the European Strategy Europe 2020 set up one of its main goals for EU27 countries as follows: to increase the educated population so that it reaches 40% (tertiary educated people aged 30-34). This article, on an example of Slovakia, provides an analysis of both positive and negative impact of increased tertiary attainment.

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    Article provided by Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Kavala, Greece in its journal International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research (IJESAR).

    Volume (Year): 6 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 41-57

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    Handle: RePEc:tei:journl:v:6:y:2013:i:1:p:41-57

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    Keywords: higher education; Slovakia; Europe 2020;

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