Educational performance of the poor: lessons from rural northeast Brazil
Published for the World Bank, Oxford University Press, 1992 - Education - 362 pages
Education policy of developing nations is often viewed as a choice between equal access for all students and quality of schools. This work proposes that such a dichotomy may be artificial. The research shows that improving the quality of education could lead to efficiency gains, sometimes large enough to offset the costs of such innovations. Using data collected over seven years in rural northeast Brazil, this quantitative assessment of educational performance and school promotion in primary schools uniquely addresses important policy concerns facing developing countries.
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Introduction and Overview
What We Know
The edurural Project and Evaluation Design
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