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Improving Skills in Childhood: A Cost-Effective Approach

Julian Cristia ()

Chapter 7 in Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development, 2017, pp 145-171 from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: Despite governments' best efforts, many people in Latin America and the Caribbean do not have the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. This book analyzes the evidence of what policies work, and don't work, so that governments can help people learn better and realize their potential throughout their lifetimes. Cost-effective solutions to improve skills are available at all ages, from childhood through adulthood. Learning from the successes and failures in the region and the world, governments can develop and implement evidence-based policies that better prepare their citizens, firms, and countries to compete in today's fast-changing, technology-driven economic environment.

Keywords: Public Policies; Skills (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J08 J38 M53 O54 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-59782-287-9
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