The latest research trends in the field of economics of education: January-June 2023

EENEE Coordination team

This document provides a summary of important themes and issues to inspire the future European Commission’s work in the field of economics of education and training. The summary highlights specific focus areas covered by recently published research and foresight studies (between January and June 2023) and are relevant to the European Commission’s programme 2023 and the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport, And Culture (DG EAC) Strategic Plan 2020-2024.

This summary of the most relevant articles from top-ranked journals includes the following major topics:

  • Factors explaining educational outcomes
  • Social and educational inequalities
  • Teachers’ professional development and burnout effects
  • Human capital and adult learning
  • Mental health, environmental education and female teaching in STEM

Strong relevance
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