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Access to Education for the Poor in Europe and Central Asia: Preliminary Evidence and Policy Implications

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This paper focuses on the long-term benefits of education. It also examines the supply of education, the short-term incentives to invest in education for the poor, and draws on the policy implications. This paper also stresses the need to study further the determinants of school enrollment among the poor.
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Overview

This paper focuses on the long-term benefits of education. It also examines the supply of education, the short-term incentives to invest in education for the poor, and draws on the policy implications. This paper also stresses the need to study further the determinants of school enrollment among the poor.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Abstract
Introduction 1
I The Long-Term Benefits of Education 4
Human Capital, Growth and Poverty 5
Microeconomic Rationale for Investing in Education 6
Does Education Provide a Good Safety Net Against the Risk of Poverty? 7
Does Poverty Preclude from Accessing Quality Education? 7
II Impediments to Access Education for the Poor 10
Supply of Education to the Poor 10
Private Costs of Education for the Poor 13
Perceived Benefits of Education for the Poor 15
III Policy Analysis 23
Is there a Rationale for a Public Sector Involvement in Education? 23
Where Can Resources to Finance Education Come From? 24
What is the Sustainable Level of Expenditures in Education? 27
How to Increase the Efficiency of Educational Inputs? 29
How to Specifically Address the Access to Education for the Poor? 30
Annex 1 Educational Attainment of the Population 32
Annex 2 Education and Labor Market Status 33
Annex 3 Composition of Poverty by Educational Level 36
Annex 4 Poverty Risks by Educational Level 37
References 39
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