Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Antioquia, Colombia

Brunner, Jose Joaquin, Gacel-Avilà, Jocelyne, Laverde, Martha, Puukka, Jaana, Rubio, Julio, Schwartzman, Simon and Valiente, Oscar (2012) Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Antioquia, Colombia. Higher Education in Regional and City Development . OECD Publishing, Paris. ISBN 9789264179028

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Abstract

Despite its “economic miracle” and robust growth for more than a decade, Colombia continues to struggle to overcome social and economic disparities. Third largest country in Latin America in terms of population and fifth largest in terms of area, Colombia is rich in natural resources, but has not created enough jobs for its 46 million strong population. It lags behind Mexico, Chile and Brazil in terms of human capital development, economic diversification, innovation and productivity. In 2010, depending on the definition, up to half of the population (49.5%) lived in poverty. Sustained growth and development are necessary for improving the quality of life of the population, particularly those from lower socio-economic and rural backgrounds. The central government is committed to long term reform to modernise the economy and to expand participation in education at all levels through the “Education Revolution”.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education > LC0165 Higher education and the state
Depositing User: Cecilia Kimani
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 09:41
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2012 09:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38897
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