Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference


  • Washington, DC

Mon, March 9, 11:30am to 1:00pm
Suehye Kim (State University of New York at Albany) will be presenting on "Individual and Societal Antecedents to Adult Skill Acquisition in OECD Countries" which explores initial education attainment related to participation in post-initial learning activities and the extent to which post-initial learning activities (net of other antecedents) influence the acquisition of problem solving skills in technology-rich environments in different national contexts.

Mon, March 9, 1:15 to 2:45pm 
Vera Krekanova (University of Pittsburgh) will be presenting on "The relationship between job search behaviors of unemployed adults and their literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills" which examines the interactive relationship between job-seeking strategies and human capital, particularly adult literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills, in the context of currently unemployed adults in selected OECD countries. The study presents the current job search behaviors of the unemployed, and analyzes the ways their different forms of human capital factor into the job search process. 

Mon, March 9, 3:00 to 4:30pm
Jeonghun Kim (Chung-Ang University) and Chungseo Kang (SUNY-Buffalo) will be presenting "A study of comparison of wage penalty on overeducation across the United States and South Korea" which compares the wage penalty on overeducation, which refers the extent to which an individual possesses a level of education in surplus of that which is qualified for their particular job, across the United States and South Korea. 

Wed, March 11, 3:00 to 4:30pm
Karly Sarita Ford (Pennsylvania State University) and Emily Pawlowski (American Institutes for Research) will be presenting on "Higher Education and civic volunteering outcomes" which examines the rates of volunteerism in twenty-four countries and considers the relationship between higher education, national contexts and adult participation in volunteer activities.

Dong Wook Jeong, Ho Jun Lee, Min-seok Yang, Hyunkook Lee, Jieun Yoo, and Jihye Jeong (Seoul National University) will be presenting on "Economic returns to graduate education: Evidence from 15 OECD countries" where the purpose is to empirically examine the economic benefits toward advanced degree holders across fifteen industrialized countries. In particular, the study attempts to estimate the heterogeneous returns to completing a graduate degree by country, generation, and discipline.

Thu, March 12, 4:45 to 6:15pm
Richard Desjardins (UCLA) will be presenting his paper on "Return to adult higher education and second chance education", a comparative study of adults skills that includes a range of background information enabling a closer look at some of the outcomes associated with adult higher and second chance education. Statistical differentials in labor market outcomes such as earnings are compared between adults who completed their highest qualification before or after the age of 25.

Fri, March 13, 9:35 to 11:00am
Delna Weil (Stanford University) will be presenting on "Education tracking and cognitive skills outcomes" which argues that developing a broad range of abilities, including critical thinking and non-cognitive skills, may be a more effective strategy for meeting labor market demands and increasing economic development.

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