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An exploration of Wikipedia data as a measure of regional knowledge distribution

Abstract:

In today’s economies, knowledge is the key ingredient for prosperity. However, it is hard to measure this intangible asset appropriately. Standard economic models mostly rely on common measures such as enrollment rates and international test scores. However, these proxies focus rather on the quality of education of pupils than on the distribution of knowledge among the whole population, which is increasingly defined by alternative sources of education such as online learning platforms. As a ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1007/978-3-319-67256-4_4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Volume:
10540
Pages:
31-40
Publication date:
2017-09-02
Acceptance date:
2017-07-25
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EISSN:
1611-3349
ISSN:
0302-9743
Pubs id:
pubs:731825
URN:
uri:2f6d24da-db70-4fa1-8e64-7d36bfb6334e
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uuid:2f6d24da-db70-4fa1-8e64-7d36bfb6334e
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pubs:731825
ISBN:
978-3-319-67256-4

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