The latest research trends in the field of economics of education: July-December 2023

EENEE Coordination team

This document provides a summary of important themes and issues to inspire 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 July and December 2023) and are relevant to the European Commission’s programme 20231 and the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport, And Culture (DG EAC) Strategic Plan2 2020-2024.

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

  • Factors influencing student academic achievement
  • Digital education ecosystems
  • Effectiveness of interactive teaching/learning strategies: (cooperative) flipped classroom
  • Labour market outcomes and human capital
  • Significance of (early life) socioeconomic background
  • Consequences of Covid-19 pandemic
  • Teachers’ characteristics and competences

Strong relevance
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