Benefits of educational attainment

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Australia. Department of Education


There have been decades of international qualitative and quantitative research that demonstrate the positive benefits of education. Additional educational attainment develops higher skills, leading to higher rates of employment, higher productivity and higher lifetime earnings for individuals. The primary argument in justifying government investment in education has historically been based on these positive labour market and economic returns. However, education can also provide broader benefits for Australian society such as increased community engagement, improved family and child...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Higher education

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Return on education and training; Community participation; Social development; Wellbeing; Attainment

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory]: Department of Education, 2019

Physical description: 1 infographic + 11 factsheets

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Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 138.230

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