Understanding the Social Outcomes of Learning
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Understanding the Social Outcomes of Learning

  • Author(s): Desjardins, R
  • Schuller, T
  • et al.

Education affects people’s lives in ways that go far beyond what can be measured by labour market earnings and economic growth. Important as they are, these social outcomes of learning (SOL) – such as the impact of education on health – are neither currently well understood nor systematically measured. This “synthesis” report is a first pass at bringing together some promising developments in this area. (See Chapter 1 for a full explanation of the report’s sources.) It is part of a process aiming to produce policy-relevant tools and analysis on the links between learning and wellbeing.

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