SCHOOLS, SKILLS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: EDUCATION POLICIES, STUDENT LEARNING AND SOCIOECONOMIC OUTCOMES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

This paper reviews recent research on the determinants of educational outcomes, and the impact of those outcomes on other socioeconomic phenomena. More specifically, it addresses three questions: 1. What school policies are most cost-effective in producing students with particular cognitive skills, such as literacy and numeracy? 2. What is the relationship between schooling, particularly cognitive skills acquired in school, and labor productivity? 3. What impact does schooling, especially cognitive skills, have on other socioeconomic outcomes? While recent research has made some progress, these are difficult questions and much more work is needed. The paper provides suggestions for future research on these questions.


Issue Date:
2001
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/12969
Total Pages:
73
Series Statement:
Bulletin 01-3




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