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Returns to investment in education : a decennial review of the global literature (English)

Returns to investment in education based on human capital theory have been estimated systematically since the 1950s. In the 60-plus year history of such estimates, there have been several compilations in the literature. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8402 APR 11, 2018

Psacharopoulos,George; Patrinos,Harry Anthony Disclosed

Education : past, present and future global challenges (English)

Progress in educational development in the world since 1900 has been slow and uneven between countries. Providing basic education for all children in developing countries has been and remains an unmet challenge of governments and international organizations alike. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5616 MAR 01, 2011

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Psacharopoulos, George Disclosed

Returns to investment in education : a further update (English)

Returns to investment in education based on human capital theory have been estimated since the late 1950s. In the 40-plus year history of estimates of returns to investment in education, there have been several reviews of the empirical results in attempts to establish patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2881 SEP 30, 2002

Psacharopoulos, George; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

Indigenous people and poverty in Latin America : an empirical analysis (Spanish)

Indigenous people make up a large and distinct portion of Latin America's population. While the incidence of poverty is high in Latin America, it is particularly severe and deep among the indigenous population. ... See More +

Publication 13551 NOV 01, 1998

Psacharopoulos, George; Patrinos, Harry Anthony [editors] English Disclosed

Poverty and income distribution in Latin America : the story of the 1980s (English)

This report presents the findings of a regional study on poverty and income distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean. The study was undertaken because of the significance of these issues and the paucity of statistical information on recent trends in the region. ... See More +

Publication WTP351 APR 30, 1997

Psacharopoulos, George; Morley, Samuel; Fiszbein, Ariel; Lee, Haeduck; Wood, Bill

The role of government and the private sector in fighting poverty (English)

This report examines the relative roles of the private and public sectors in implementing a two-track strategy to reduce poverty. This strategy aims for sustaining broad-based economic growth that makes efficient use of labor, the main asset owned by the poor; and investing in people or human resources by ensuring access to basic social services of adequate quantity and quality. ... See More +

Publication WTP346 MAR 31, 1997

Psacharopoulos, George; Nguyen Xuan Nguyen

Human capital underdevelopment : the worst aspects (English)

The purpose of this report is to bring to the surface some of the worst aspects of human capital underdevelopment, by disaggregating to the extent possible the relevant indicators, thereby hopefully sensitizing and instigating further action from governments and international assistance agencies to close the gaps. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16129 NOV 30, 1996

Psacharopoulos, George

The profitability of investment in education : concepts and methods (English)

This paper reviews the basic concept of the profitability of investment in education and enumerates the various techniques that have been used in the literature to estimate the rate of return to investment in education. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 15280 NOV 30, 1995

Psacharopoulos, George

Building human capital for better lives (English)

The key words in today's development economics are human capital. More and more emphasis is being placed on investments in education, health, and nutrition as a means of bettering the lives of people in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 14883 JUL 31, 1995

Psacharopoulos, George

Indigenous people and poverty in Latin America : an empirical analysis (English)

Indigenous people make up a large and distinct portion of Latin America's population. While the incidence of poverty is high in Latin America, it is particularly severe and deep among the indigenous population. ... See More +

Publication 13551 SEP 30, 1994

Psacharopoulos, George; Patrinos, Harry Anthony [editors] Spanish

Indigenous people and poverty in Latin America (English)

The indigenous people of Latin America live in conditions of extreme poverty. While this may be common knowledge, this paper represents an initial attempt at documenting the socioeconomic conditions of indigenous peoples using empirical data from national survey sources. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 12734 FEB 28, 1994

Psacharopoulos, George; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

Operational education indicators (English)

The focus of analytical work in the field of education has changed over the years. The scope has expanded to include complementary fields such as psychology, sociology, anthropology and political science. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 12524 SEP 30, 1993

Psacharopoulos, George

Teachers' salaries in Latin America : a comparative analysis (English)

Data from household surveys of 12 Latin American countries were used to assess how teachers' salaries compare with those of workers in other occupations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1086 FEB 28, 1993

Psacharopoulos, George; Valenzuela, Jorge; Arends, Mary

Returns to investment in education : a global update (English)

The author updates compilations of rate of return estimates to investment in education published since 1985 - and discusses methodological issues surrounding those estimates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1067 JAN 31, 1993

Psacharopoulos, George

Earnings and education in Latin America : assessing priorities for schooling investments (English)

The authors use household survey data for 18 Latin American countries to assess earnings differentials by level of education, and to assess how these differentials changed in the 1980s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1056 DEC 31, 1992

Psacharopoulos, George; Ying Chu Ng

Socioeconomic and ethnic determinants of grade repetition in Bolivia and Guatemala (English)

After reviewing the literature on repetition (students repeating grades in schools) in developing countries, the authors examine factors related to repetition in Bolivia and Guatemala. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1028 NOV 30, 1992

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Psacharopoulos, George

Case studies on women's employment and pay in Latin America (English)

Women's role in economic development can be examined from many different perspectives, including the feminist, anthropological, sociological, economic and legislative. ... See More +

Publication 12175 NOV 30, 1992

Psacharopoulos, George; Tzannatos, Zafiris [editors]

Ethnicity, education, and earnings in Bolivia and Guatemala (English)

Indigenous groups are often associated with poverty and so are low levels of education. Guatemala and Bolivia are the two Latin American countries in which the ethnic part of the population is proportionately greatest, with Bolivia being more schooled than Guatemala. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1014 NOV 30, 1992

Psacharopoulos, George

Women's employment and pay in Latin America : case studies (Vol. 2) (English)

Women's role in economic development can be examined from many different angles, including feminist, anthropological, sociological, economic, and legislative perspectives. ... See More +

Publication 11360 NOV 30, 1992

Psacharopoulos, George; Tzannatos, Zafiris

Women's employment and pay in Latin America : case studies : Overview and methodology (English)

Women's role in economic development can be examined from many different angles, including feminist, anthropological, sociological, economic, and legislative perspectives. ... See More +

Publication 11360 NOV 30, 1992

Psacharopoulos, George; Tzannatos, Zafiris

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Returns to investment in education : a decennial review of the global literature (English)
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APR 11, 2018 WPS8402 Policy Research Working Paper
Education : past, present and future global challenges (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5616 Policy Research Working Paper
Returns to investment in education : a further update (English)
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SEP 30, 2002 WPS2881 Policy Research Working Paper
Indigenous people and poverty in Latin America : an empirical analysis (Spanish)
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NOV 01, 1998 13551 Publication English
Poverty and income distribution in Latin America : the story of the 1980s (English)
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APR 30, 1997 WTP351 Publication
The role of government and the private sector in fighting poverty (English)
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MAR 31, 1997 WTP346 Publication
Human capital underdevelopment : the worst aspects (English)
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NOV 30, 1996 16129 Human Capital Working Paper
The profitability of investment in education : concepts and methods (English)
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NOV 30, 1995 15280 Human Capital Working Paper
Building human capital for better lives (English)
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JUL 31, 1995 14883 Publication
Indigenous people and poverty in Latin America : an empirical analysis (English)
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SEP 30, 1994 13551 Publication Spanish
Indigenous people and poverty in Latin America (English)
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FEB 28, 1994 12734 Human Capital Working Paper
Operational education indicators (English)
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SEP 30, 1993 12524 Human Capital Working Paper
Teachers' salaries in Latin America : a comparative analysis (English)
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FEB 28, 1993 WPS1086 Policy Research Working Paper
Returns to investment in education : a global update (English)
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JAN 31, 1993 WPS1067 Policy Research Working Paper
Earnings and education in Latin America : assessing priorities for schooling investments (English)
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DEC 31, 1992 WPS1056 Policy Research Working Paper
Socioeconomic and ethnic determinants of grade repetition in Bolivia and Guatemala (English)
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NOV 30, 1992 WPS1028 Policy Research Working Paper
Case studies on women's employment and pay in Latin America (English)
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NOV 30, 1992 12175 Publication
Ethnicity, education, and earnings in Bolivia and Guatemala (English)
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NOV 30, 1992 WPS1014 Policy Research Working Paper
Women's employment and pay in Latin America : case studies (Vol. 2) (English)
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NOV 30, 1992 11360 Publication
Women's employment and pay in Latin America : case studies : Overview and methodology (English)
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NOV 30, 1992 11360 Publication