Schooling ain’t learning in Russia either : High level of student employment as an indicator for slow human capital accumulation

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Title: Schooling ain’t learning in Russia either : High level of student employment as an indicator for slow human capital accumulation
Author: Lyubimov, Ivan ; Lysyuk, Maria
Organization: Bank of Finland
Department / Unit: Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT)
Series: BOFIT Policy Brief
ISSN: 2342-205X
Series year: 2018
Series number: 1/2018
Year of publication: 2018
Publication date: 9.1.2018
Pages: 11
Subject (yso): koulutus
Keywords: Bofit-kokoelma; Venäjä; human capital
Other keywords: human capital; student employment; higher education
Abstract: This paper discusses the weakness of average years of schooling as a measure of human capital stock. We consider the example of Russia with its large-scale tertiary education and extensive student employment. Building on Lant Pritchett’s observation (Pritchett, L., 2013), we consider insufficient quality of education and relatively low demand for human capital as potential causes of the “earning while learning” expansion. While the latter is likely to reduce the pace of human capital accumulation, it nevertheless may leave average years of schooling untouched.
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