Education and Human Capital: Driver or Challenge for Development?

Education and Human Capital: Driver or Challenge for Development?

Olga Papadopoulou (University of the Aegean, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2458-8.ch004
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Abstract

In European Union, human capital along with its basic expression education has been placed high on the policy agenda. This chapter aims to analyze the human capital in Greece, in order to provide an integrated overview on how well Greece is operating its human capital and education targets, under the terms of Europe 2020 strategy. Consequently, the achievement of the relevant ethnic targets is vital, for having a “smart, sustainable, inclusive growth” in Greece.
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