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Our site has a tag education:

https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/education

and another for education-economics:

https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/education-economics

What is the communities view on the how these tags should be used:

It seems like this needs some tidying up. Are there any suggestions about how to handle this?

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  • $\begingroup$ Im in favor of getting rid of the education tag, It seems redundant and unclear.The self study tag or educational economics tag are more specific. $\endgroup$
    – EconJohn Mod
    Commented Apr 9, 2017 at 3:24
  • $\begingroup$ @EconJohn Good point, I had overlooked the self-study tag. $\endgroup$
    – Ubiquitous
    Commented Apr 9, 2017 at 7:46

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One suggestion would be the following:

  • Stadardise around the use of education-economics for questions about the economics of education.
  • Since some people will inevitably use education to ask questions about the economics of education, we should create a tag-synonym that maps education into education-economics.
  • Create a new tag (e.g. learning-economics) for questions about becoming educated in economics (although many such questions might belong on Academia.SE, which raises the question of whether we need such a tag at all).

We can create tag wikis to make the appropriate use clearer.

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One suggestion would be the following:

  • Stadardise around the use of education-economics for questions about the economics of education.
  • Since education is used mainly for questions about learning economics, we should adopt the convention that this tag is reserved only for such questions (and never for questions about the economics of education).

We can create tag wikis to make the appropriate use clearer.

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    $\begingroup$ If this is implemented education should also map to self-study. $\endgroup$
    – Giskard
    Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 10:59

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