The impact of education on innovation | The Oxford Review

The impact of education on innovation

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Keywords: education, values, liberalisation values, innovation, Human Development Index, economic development

Does a formal education make any difference to an individual’s outcomes, beyond those of having a qualification? Whilst having a degree or other formal educational qualification has been shown to enhance the income generation potential of the individual compared to someone without formal educational qualifications, does education have an impact on an individual’s values?

A new study by researchers from Ghent University in Belgium and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom has looked at how education changes, both in the individual’s values and how this manifests itself nationally.

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