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Education Policy in Developing Countries

Paul Glewwe (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

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 ... More


Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Fiscal Implications of Reform

Jonathan Gruber and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310176
eISBN:
9780226310008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310008.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The future of social security is troubled, both in the United States and in most other developed countries with aging populations. As improvements in health care and changes in life styles enable ... More


Financial Markets Volatility and Performance in Emerging Markets

Sebastian Edwards and Marcio G. P. Garcia (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184951
eISBN:
9780226185040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185040.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Capital mobility is a double-edged sword for emerging economies, as governments must weigh the benefits of investment against the potential economic costs and political consequences of currency ... More


Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Micro-Estimation

Jonathan Gruber and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310183
eISBN:
9780226309989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309989.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This book represents the second stage of an ongoing research project studying the relationship between social security and labor. The first volume revealed enormous disincentives to continued work at ... More


The Brain Drain: Curse or Boon? A Survey of the Literature

Simon Commander, Mari Kangasniemi, and L. Alan Winters

in Challenges to Globalization: Analyzing the Economics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226036151
eISBN:
9780226036557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036557.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter has three objectives. First it attempts to take stock of our knowledge concerning the scale, composition, and direction of migration from developing to developed countries in the recent ... More


Institutional Foundations of Impersonal Exchange: Theory and Policy of Contractual Registries

Benito Arrunada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226028323
eISBN:
9780226028354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226028354.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Governments and development agencies spend considerable resources building property and company registries to protect property rights. When these efforts succeed, owners feel secure enough to invest ... More


Behind the Development Banks: Washington Politics, World Poverty, and the Wealth of Nations

Sarah Babb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226033648
eISBN:
9780226033679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033679.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The World Bank and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) carry out their mission to alleviate poverty and promote economic growth based on the advice of professional economists. But as is ... More


Overview of Education Issues in Developing Countries

Paul Glewwe

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Economists and other researchers, as well as most policymakers in developing countries, agree that there are important benefits from increasing the education of the populations in those countries. ... More


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

Paul Glewwe, Eric A. Hanushek, Sarah Humpage, and Renato Ravina

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Developing countries spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year on schools, materials and teachers, but it is unclear how effective these expenditures are at increasing students’ years of ... More


Preschool Programs in Developing Countries

Jere R. Behrman, Patrice Engle, and Lia Fernald

in Education Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078687
eISBN:
9780226078854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078854.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Many studies conclude that early childhood development (ECD) investments have high returns in developing and developed countries. ECD investments promote health and nutrition, provide learning ... More


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