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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

What is education worth? From production function to institutional capital (English)

The paper challenges the production function model of educational evaluation and proposes a new paradigm reflecting the lessons of experience and enriched by the new institutional economics. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16130 NOV 30, 1996

Picciotto, Robert

Costs and benefits of bilingual education in Guatemala : a partial analysis (English)

The benefits of compensatory bilingual education for a disadvantaged, poor indigenous population as an investment in human capital is significant. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16028 OCT 31, 1996

Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Velez, Eduardo

The economics of language : the roles of education and labor market outcomes (English)

Relatively little is known about the determinants and consequences of dominant language fluency among linguistic minorities. This paper presents the development of a model of the determinants of dominant language proficiency. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16035 SEP 30, 1996

Chiswick, Barry R.

The full social returns to education : estimates based on countries' economic growth performance (English)

This paper reports new estimates of the social returns to education, using countries' economic performance during 1960-85 to capture the externalities from education. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16131 SEP 30, 1996

Mingat, Alain; Jee-Peng Tan

Agricultural growth and poverty in Pakistan (English)

The paper examines the contribution of agricultural growth to poverty reduction in Pakistan. Total growth in agriculture in Pakistan has been impressive. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16033 SEP 30, 1996

Faruqee, Rashid; Carey, Kevin

Measuring the opportunity costs of children's time in a developing country : implications for education sector analysis and interventions (English)

This paper quantifies both the direct and opportunity costs of primary and secondary schooling, using data from Tanzania. It attempts to clarify how important opportunity costs are to the full private costs of schooling and what accounting for opportunity costs implies for education sector analysis and intervention. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16020 SEP 30, 1996

Mason, Andrew D.; Khandker, Shahidur R. Disclosed

Equitable allocation of ceilings on public investment : a general formula and a Brazilian example in the health sector (English)

Funds for investment (or recurrent expenditure) should often be pre-allocated among competing entities - territorial units, sub-national governments or others-to give substantial weight to population but also to recognize greater per capita needs in some entities that in others. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16032 AUG 31, 1996

Musgrove, Philip

The disability-adjusted life year (DALY) definition, measurement and potential use (English)

The 1993 World Development Report (WDR), Investing in Health, used the Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY) to measure the state of health of a population and, together with the concept of cost-effectiveness, to judge which interventions to improve health deserve the highest priority for action. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16128 JUL 31, 1996

Homedes, Nuria

NGO- World Bank partnerships : a tale of two projects (English)

This paper identifies factors important for successful operational collaboration between NGOs and the World Bank. It is now vital to examine the experience with collaboration and assess how its quality might be improved. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16039 JUN 30, 1996

Toshiko Hino

Voucher program for secondary schools : the Colombian experience (English)

This report examines the voucher program created in 1991 for secondary schools. It analyzes the implementation of this system of demand subsidies, focusing on the following issues: Was there a need for a voucher program? ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16232 MAY 31, 1996

Calderon Z., Alberto

Is there a case for government intervention in training? (English)

This paper takes a fresh look at the rationale for state-financed training by going through the classic reasons for government intervention. The author notes an unwarranted similarity between training and general education, and finds only a weak case for government-financed training. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 15502 MAR 31, 1996

Zabalza, Antonio

Education vouchers in practice and principle : a world survey (English)

A tax funded voucher system exists when governments make payments to families that enable their children to enter public or private schools of their choice. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 15365 FEB 29, 1996

West, Edwin G.

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

Interactive technology and electronic networks in higher education and research: issues and innovations (English)

Interactive technology facilitates modes of processing and/or sharing of information which until recently were unachievable. The expanded potential of the new machines allows them to gather and present information in several media at speeds which keep pace with normal attention spans for learning. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 15051 OCT 31, 1995

Crawford, Michael; Eisemon, Thomas; Holm-Nielsen Lauritz

Education with and without the state (English)

Since today's prosperous nations were once "developing" countries, it is useful to compare their historical circumstance with those of current developing countries. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 15050 SEP 30, 1995

West, Edwin G.

An incomplete educational reform : the case of Colombia (English)

Human Capital Working Paper 14964 AUG 31, 1995

Montenegro,Armando Eligible for Disclosure

Mismatch of need, demand and supply of services : picturing different ways health systems can go wrong (English)

Human Capital Working Paper 14014 AUG 31, 1995

Musgrove,Philip A. Eligible for Disclosure

Protecting the poor during adjustment and transitions (English)

This report reviews the programs implemented in selected countries to protect the poor during normal times and during transition or adjustment. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 16233 JUL 31, 1995

Subbarao, K.; Braithwaite, Jeanine; Jalan, Jyotsna

A successful approach to participation : the World Bank's relationship with South Africa (English)

When the Bank began to re-establish formal relations with South Africa around 1990, its image in the country was very negative. Politicians, academics and even some business groups perceived the Bank as an inflexible, authoritarian sponsor or failed economic policies. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 14881 JUL 31, 1995

Cofino, Roberto Gonzales Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Human capital underdevelopment : the worst aspects (English)
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NOV 30, 1996 16129 Human Capital Working Paper
What is education worth? From production function to institutional capital (English)
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NOV 30, 1996 16130 Human Capital Working Paper
Costs and benefits of bilingual education in Guatemala : a partial analysis (English)
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OCT 31, 1996 16028 Human Capital Working Paper
The economics of language : the roles of education and labor market outcomes (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 1996 16035 Human Capital Working Paper
The full social returns to education : estimates based on countries' economic growth performance (English)
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SEP 30, 1996 16131 Human Capital Working Paper
Agricultural growth and poverty in Pakistan (English)
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SEP 30, 1996 16033 Human Capital Working Paper
Measuring the opportunity costs of children's time in a developing country : implications for education sector analysis and interventions (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 1996 16020 Human Capital Working Paper
Equitable allocation of ceilings on public investment : a general formula and a Brazilian example in the health sector (English)
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AUG 31, 1996 16032 Human Capital Working Paper
The disability-adjusted life year (DALY) definition, measurement and potential use (English)
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JUL 31, 1996 16128 Human Capital Working Paper
NGO- World Bank partnerships : a tale of two projects (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 1996 16039 Human Capital Working Paper
Voucher program for secondary schools : the Colombian experience (English)
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MAY 31, 1996 16232 Human Capital Working Paper
Is there a case for government intervention in training? (English)
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MAR 31, 1996 15502 Human Capital Working Paper
Education vouchers in practice and principle : a world survey (English)
See More +
FEB 29, 1996 15365 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
Interactive technology and electronic networks in higher education and research: issues and innovations (English)
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OCT 31, 1995 15051 Human Capital Working Paper
Education with and without the state (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 1995 15050 Human Capital Working Paper
An incomplete educational reform : the case of Colombia (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 1995 14964 Human Capital Working Paper
Mismatch of need, demand and supply of services : picturing different ways health systems can go wrong (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 14014 Human Capital Working Paper
Protecting the poor during adjustment and transitions (English)
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JUL 31, 1995 16233 Human Capital Working Paper
A successful approach to participation : the World Bank's relationship with South Africa (English)
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JUL 31, 1995 14881 Human Capital Working Paper