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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


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


Comparative Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Inform Policy in Developing Countries: A General Framework with Applications for Education

Iqbal Dhaliwal, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, and Caitlin Tulloch

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/9780226078854.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses how comparative cost-effectiveness analyses can help inform policy in developing countries and the underlying methodological assumptions necessary for performing this kind of ... More


School Management in Developing Countries

Sebastian Galiani and Ricardo Perez-Truglia

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/9780226078854.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter reviews recent empirical evaluations of three school-management interventions: school decentralization, tracking and teacher incentives. It provides stylized models to organize the ... More


Incentives for Students and Parents

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

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/9780226078854.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Incentive programs for students and parents that promote education are increasingly common in developing countries. This chapter reviews what is known about the effectiveness of incentive programs ... More


Competition and Educational Productivity: Incentives Writ Large

W. Bentley MacLeod and Miguel Urquiola

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/9780226078854.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Friedman (1962) suggested that unfettered markets generally ensure efficient provision of goods and services. Applying this logic to education, he recommended that students be provided vouchers to ... More


Expanding the Use of Curriculum-Based Measurement: A Look at Nicaragua

Sylvia Linan-Thompson

in A Measure of Success: The Influence of Curriculum-Based Measurement on Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679706
eISBN:
9781452947631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679706.003.0029
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses assessment practices in developing countries; the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) initiative that propelled a shift in the use of ... More


Child Health and Educational Outcomes

Harold Alderman and Hoyt Bleakley

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/9780226078854.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Many developing countries have made significant progress in reducing childhood mortality, yet malnutrition and childhood infections still diminish the future of millions of children. Even if a person ... More


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