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    the 1800s, the world’s investment in human capital (its people) was not considered especially significant anywhere on the globe. Expenses on education, apprenticeships, and other comparable arrangements were quite minor. Education was reserved for the wealthy and affluent in society. However, changes came quickly with the use of science to develop new goods and more efficient methods of production, first the industrialization in Britain, and then gradually in other countries to include our own. During the 1900s, learning, expertise, and the attainment of knowledge became central dynamics in determining a person’s and a nation’s efficiency. One can even call the twentieth century the time in which the thought of using human capital expanded. This premise was adopted because the primary determining factor of a country’s standard of living is how well it succeeds in developing and utilizing its skills and knowledge, and…

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    2017 Opportunity in Education and Economic Inequality Nowadays, education and our economy are of superb concern in the United States. Some individual’s debate that education can offer those who are less fortunate and who have lower incomes a way to move into higher classes, while others argue that education will not fix economic inequality. The following two articles argue this same issue. One of the articles is, “Why Education Is Not an Economic Panacea” by author John Marsh. In this article,…

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    Several years back it was only for the privileged, but nowadays millions strive to complete their education. Whether it is because of society or family members, many feel pressure to reach certain expectations and obtain a decent degree. Many work hard to get the education they need, the type of education that secures a successful future and that could one day be capable of supporting a family. No matter what the story behind every student is or what drives them, earning a degree never harmed…

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    their educational careers. At first, as freshmen they will certainly be very excited to be in college; however, with time they will start to wonder whether the education they are obtaining is worth the amount they are spending to acquire it. Moreover, Parents who for most time are responsible for paying the college fee may also wonder whether that money could be better utilized in another profit making ventures, given that the average cost of a four year bachelor degree is fifty thousand dollars…

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    According to the first article, The Economics of Education, “there is a crisis in the South-we are trapped in an economic cycle known as low-wage/low-skill equilibrium” (pg. 2). There is a direct correlation between educational attainment and unemployment rates in Georgia. Students not graduating from high school have a greater chance of being unemployed, directly impacting Georgia’s economic success. I have witnessed this in our small, South Georgia town first handedly. Around town, I…

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    Education is essential to the development of a country. Ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle and Plato believed that education is fundamental to the moral fulfilment of individuals and the well-being of the society in which they live in (Stonehouse, Allison, & Carr, 2011). Over the years, research has supported this conventional wisdom (Cooray, 2010; Hanushek & Wößmann, 2007; Lauder, Brown, Dillabough, & Halsey, 2006). Barro (1991) and other growth regression studies showed that education has a…

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    Economic disparities have exponential effects on the lives of children. For example, in impoverished communities have a higher propensity for violence. Poverty alone can manifest in many ways resulting in low academic achievement, not pursuing a post-secondary education, and early pregnancy. To address this matter lawmakers have begun to shift how children are being taught. New studies have begun to use science as an avenue to better the field of education. Research has found, that the…

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    Functional theory states that the systems are held together by shared values. How can an education be held together by shared values when everyone values are different? There is much diversity in a school setting that should be considered. Religion, family, and culture are examples that affect our morals. Everyone has their own set of morals and is not going to be the same. Conflict theory declares that society exists due to tension between competing interest groups. The high class has the…

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    Socio-economic class is an important factor that influences a child’s educational success. In spite of numerous policies to permit a child’s right to the highest quality of education, aspects such as social class, background and access to knowledge are extremely significant on a child’s development and educational achievement. In this paper, I will examine how social class, background, and access to knowledge influence a student’s achievement to show education is a complex issue. Socio-economic…

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    In the beginning, it might appear that Islamic Economics is just economics with the moral values. Surprisingly, a closer look reveals that its values are the logic behind why we cannot claim it as economics, but instead a moral economy. This essay will demonstrate why we should view Islamic Economics as a moral economy rather than economics by exploring the foundational principles, the economic objectives, the real problem of the economy in the developing countries and the economic rationale.…

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