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Educational Performance of the Poor: Lessons from Rural Northeast Brazil Ralph W. Harbison

Educational Performance of the Poor: Lessons from Rural Northeast Brazil

Ralph W. Harbison

Published July 23rd 1992
ISBN : 9780195208788
Hardcover
376 pages
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 About the Book 

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.