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Education matters : global schooling gains from the 19th to the 21st century

Author: Robert J Barro; Chong-hwa Yi
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a data set on education in 146 countries since 1870 and projected through 2040. With case studies from the United States, China, and Korea, Barro and Lee evaluate schooling both quantitatively and qualitatively, and assess the role of education in economic and political development. In this study, the authors establish the critical role that education plays--particularly for women and girls--in economic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Barro; Chong-hwa Yi
ISBN: 9780199379231 0199379238
OCLC Number: 907177639
Description: xi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Introduction --
Overview --
The origin and global expansion of education --
ch. 2. International comparisons of school enrollment and educational attainment, 1870-2010 --
School enrollment trends from 1820 to 2010 --
Determinants of school enrollments --
Estimating educational attainment, 1950-2010 --
Estimating historical educational attainment, 1870-1945 --
Trends in educational attainment --
Gender disparity in educational attainment --
Comparison with other data sets --
ch. 3. Projection of educational attainment for 2015-2040 --
Projection methods --
Population projections --
Projections of enrollment ratios --
Educational attainment by education level and gender, 2010-2040 --
Comparisons with existing projections --
ch. 4. Educational attainment and economic and political developments, 1960-2010 --
Theories of human capital and economic growth --
Human capital and cross-country income differences --
Growth accounting --
Cross-country growth regressions --
Relationships between education and fertility --
Relationships between education and political development --
ch. 5. Historical evidence on the effects of education on growth, fertility, and democracy, 1870-2010 --
Long-term historical data set --
Global trends in economic, demographic, and political developments --
Regressions for growth rates of per-worker GDP --
Regressions for fertility --
Regressions for democracy --
ch. 6. Educational attainment--quantity and quality of schooling --
International data on student outcomes --
Determinants of educational quality --
Measures of adult skills --
Relations between educational attainment and educational quality --
Educational quality, human capital, and economic growth.
Responsibility: Robert J. Barro and Jong-Wha Lee.

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Renowned economists Robert Barro and Jong-Wha Lee examine and establish the critical role that education in economic growth, fertility, and democracy. Engaging and informative,Education Matters is a  Read more...

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