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Vocational and technical education in Peru

Peter Moock and Rosemary Bellew

No 87, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: The relative costs of and returns to VTE (Vocational and Technical Education) and general education in Peru are investigated here. The paper is composed as follows. Following a brief introduction, section 2 describes the system of education in Peru and changes that have occurred in this system over time. Section 3 surveys the (relatively sparse) literature on comparative rates of return to VTE and general education. Sections 4 and 5 describe, respectively, the data used for this study and the model used to estimate the returns to different levels and types of education. Section 6 reports the results of the empirical analysis. Section 7 introduces data obtained from Peru's Ministry of Education on the relative costs of VTE and general education. The concluding section 8 considers the implications, if any, of the findings for educational policy.

Keywords: Teaching and Learning; Curriculum&Instruction; Gender and Education; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Primary Education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1988-10-31
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