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Endogenous skill formation in developing countries

Rossana Patrón
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Rossana Patrón: Departmento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República

No 1405, Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Department of Economics - dECON

Abstract: The paper provides a flexible framework to deal with educational provision and public policies in developing countries, linking the impact of quality-quantity-equity of educational policies on labour markets and the external sector. The model includes typical aspects of developing countries that require some further deviations from the structure of a 'standard' single country model as the inclusion of informal activities, which are usually dominated by the poorest qualified workers. Simulation exercises allows us to argue that more sophisticated educational policies ("multiple targets") may increase the efficiency of the government expenditure in education in terms of the quantity-quality of the output (skills) delivered to the labour market. The potential of education and educational policies to produce allocative, growth and distributive effects is also shown in the simulation exercises.

Keywords: public education; educational policies; developing countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F I (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 34 pages
Date: 2005-05
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