Education at the heart of economic recovery

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At a time when governments are once again considering substantial investments to get out of the crisis, shouldn’t education be placed at the center of economic recovery? The idea may seem preposterous since education is rarely seen as a productive activity. However, many studies highlight a strong link between education and economic growth. A Unesco report published in 2012 shows that one dollar invested in education would generate between 10 and 15 dollars in economic growth. We often take for example countries such as Finland or South Korea, whose economic growth has greatly benefited from improved education.

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