Index for Measurement of the Level of Tertiary Education in Developing Countries: Theory and Application

13 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2012

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Anatoliy A. (Anatolii) Shiyan (Shyian)

Independent Research Group “Analytics in Economics and Security”; Vinnitsa National Technical University (VNTU)

Liliya O. Nikiforova

Vinnitsa National Technical University (VNTU)

Date Written: April 1, 2012

Abstract

A new index for measurement of the level of tertiary education in developing countries is constructed. This index shows the level of readiness of the new generation to function in a developed country. In other words, this indicator characterizes the degree of intimacy of knowledge and competencies of the new generation for the conditions, which the domestic country strives to achieve. Index is based on the calculation of the quantity of talents in science, who are able to adapt to the conditions of working and living in developed countries. An example of the index calculation using the available statistical data is presented. Surprisingly, the values of the index for the level of tertiary education in Russia and Ukraine are extremely low. Empirical evidences suggest that the index correctly characterizes the state of the system of tertiary education in these countries too.

Keywords: tertiary education, developing countries, measurement, index, empirical analysis

JEL Classification: C82, I21, J24, O15, P45, P51

Suggested Citation

Shiyan (Shyian), Anatoliy A. (Anatolii) and Nikiforova, Liliya O., Index for Measurement of the Level of Tertiary Education in Developing Countries: Theory and Application (April 1, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2032488 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2032488

Anatoliy A. (Anatolii) Shiyan (Shyian) (Contact Author)

Independent Research Group “Analytics in Economics and Security”

Vinnitsia
Ukraine

Vinnitsa National Technical University (VNTU) ( email )

Khmelnitskoe schosse 95
Vinnitsa, Vinnitsa oblast 21021
Ukraine
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Liliya O. Nikiforova

Vinnitsa National Technical University (VNTU) ( email )

Khmelnitskoe schosse 95
Vinnitsa, Vinnitsa oblast 21021
Ukraine

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