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The fading productivity of schooling in East Asia

Erich Gundlach () and Ludger Wößmann
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Ludger Woessmann ()

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Abstract: We estimate changes in the productivity of schooling for six East Asian countries. Our productivity measure is based on changes in the relative price of schooling. A rising price of schooling relative to other labor-intensive service sectors should indicate declining relative schooling productivity. We find that the price of schooling increased by more than the price of other labor-intensive services in 1980-1994. We also find that the cognitive achievement of pupils did not change substantially, which suggests a constant quality of schooling output. Hence we conclude that schooling productivity has declined. The main reason for the fading productivity of schooling in East Asian countries appears to be a strong decline in the pupil-teacher ratio.

Keywords: Asian Countries; Schooling; Productivity Growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 I2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001
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