Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111386
Authors: 
Dosmagambet, Yergali
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
PFH Forschungspapiere/Research Papers, PFH Private Hochschule Göttingen 2015/01
Abstract: 
This paper shows that an accelerated increase in educational attainments in many East Asian countries derives from a dramatic augmentation of working population with vocational education relative to general education. This is consistent with the recent literature, which argues that the ratio of vocational-to-general education tends to be higher in middle-income countries. We explore an analytical approach to open up fresh insights into the composition of secondary education and prove the existence of optimal trajectory that ensures a positive expansion rate of secondary education at early stage of development. Also, we demonstrate that the actual path of vocational-to-general education in Taiwan is very similar to what can be defined by optimal policy for secondary education, which has resulted in a rapid increase in average years of schooling since 1978.
Subjects: 
Employment
Economic growth
Education
Human Capital
JEL: 
E24
I20
I25
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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