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Education Policy in Developing Countries

Paul Glewwe


Economists and other researchers have accumulated abundant evidence that education increases workers’ productivity and thus increases their incomes. Education also leads to improvements in health and provides many other non-monetary benefits. Policymakers in developing countries also agree that there are important benefits from increasing the education of their citizens; governments in developing countries now spend about $700 billion each year on education. Despite this increased spending, 13% of children in developing countries do not finish primary school, and over one third do not enroll i ... More

Keywords: Education, Enrolment, Learning, developing countries, preschools, child health, incentives, school management, school competition, cost-effectiveness analysis

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226078687
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.001.0001


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Paul Glewwe, editor

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Front Matter

1 Overview of Education Issues in Developing Countries

Paul Glewwe (Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota)

2 School Resources and Educational Outcomes in Developing Countries: A Review of the Literature from 1990 to 2010

Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota) Eric A. Hanushek (Stanford University) Sarah Humpage (University of Minnesota) Renato Ravina (University of Minnesota)

3 Preschool Programs in Developing Countries

Jere R. Behrman (University of Pennsylvania) Patrice Engle (California Polytechnic State University) Lia Fernald (University of California at Berkeley)

4 Child Health and Educational Outcomes

Harold Alderman (International Food Policy Research Institute and World Bank) Hoyt Bleakley (University of Chicago)

5 Incentives for Students and Parents

Jere R. Behrman Susan W. Parker Petra E. Todd

6 School Management in Developing Countries

Sebastian Galiani Ricardo Perez-Truglia

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