Opportunity Foregone: Education in Brazil
Fundamental changes in Brazilian economic policy in the mid-1990s have dramatically slowed inflation and set the stage for sustained growth. These gains provide the opportunity to turn to other social and economic problems overshadowed for years by the country's macroeconomic problems. Among the most important issues on the agenda is education. Opportunity Foregone: Education in Brazil offers a frank and thorough assessment of the country's educational performance and the resulting social costs. It identifies necessary reforms and the barriers to reform. The book's 18 studies examine a wide variety of key issues regarding the economics of education in Brazil.
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achievement average education basic education Behrman Birdsall Brasilia Brazil Brazilian CD CD CD characteristics coefficients cohort compared correlated costs developing countries differences distribution earnings functions educa Educação education in Brazil educational system effect efficiency-wage enrollment rates equation estimated fathers federal females groups Hanushek household human capital IBGE impact included income inequality increase industries inputs institutions intergenerational mobility investments Korea labor force labor market log wages lower males mean schooling measured Mimeo mobility Northeast parents percent PNAD primary education primary school private schools Psacharopoulos public schools quantity rate of return regions regression relative repetition return to schooling returns to education Rio de Janeiro Roraima Sabot sample Sao Paulo school enrollment schooling attainment schooling quality secondary school sector self-employment significant social status standard deviation structure teachers tion University variables wage gains wage premia World Bank