Een nieuw focus-rapport kijkt naar wie wat waar verder studeert wereldwijd en dan zie je opeens enkele opvallende trends:
- The number of tertiary educated young people (25-34 years old) in OECD and G20 countries has grown by nearly 45% in the past decade and is expected to keep growing until 2030.
- If current trends continue, the contribution of OECD countries to the global talent pool will keep shrinking through 2030.
- China and India are expected to supply more than 60% of the G20 workforce with a qualification in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by 2030.
Er komt een mogelijke ongelijke strijd aan…
The global talent pool has never been larger – and will continue to expand, with rapidly growing G20 nations likely to lead the way. Higher levels of education are still strongly linked to higher employment rates and larger earnings premiums, giving individuals strong incentives to pursue more education. In OECD countries, humanities, social science and education graduates dominate the global talent pool, although other G20 countries have a more balanced distribution of fields of study with a greater share of STEM graduates. Making higher education more responsive to the labour market demand in terms of skills, qualifications and fields of study would allow the growing number of tertiary educated people to be adequately absorbed by the labour market.