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September 2014

11.09.2014 – ZEW (fpf/ggr/jpr)

Investments in Education Are Money well Spent for the German State

German State revenues generated by taxes and duties of employees with a vocational training or a university degree are considerably higher than the public expenditures invested in their education. On average, the fiscal net revenue for the treasury per trainee throughout their entire working life totals EUR 124,000 for employees with a vocational training as compared to those without a formal education, and EUR 97,000 for employees with a university degree as compared to those with a vocational training. Therefore, education investments are money well spent for German public authorities. These are the findings of a study on returns to education investments in Germany, which was carried out by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and supported financially by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). read more

September 2010

23.09.2010 – ZEW (msp/jhs/ggr)

Bachelor Implementation and Its Short-Term Effects

By introducing the Bachelor degree at German universities, political decision makers in Germany hoped, among other things, to overcome the skilled worker shortage. They expected that obtaining a university degree in a shorter period of time, would attract more students to go to university. The Centre of European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim analysed the years 1998 to 2006 and the first findings are sobering. The implementation of the Bachelor degree has neither significantly increased the number of students nor decreased the drop-out rates. read more


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