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Opportunity Foregone: Education in Brazil
     

Opportunity Foregone: Education in Brazil

by Nancy Birdsall, Richard Sabot (Editor)
 

Fundamental changes in Brazilian economic policy in the mid-1990s have increased growth and dramatically slowed inflation. Just as important, they provide the opportunity to address social issues such as educational reform that were overshadowed for years by the country's macro economic problems.

Opportunity Foregone: Education in Brazil examines how to

Overview

Fundamental changes in Brazilian economic policy in the mid-1990s have increased growth and dramatically slowed inflation. Just as important, they provide the opportunity to address social issues such as educational reform that were overshadowed for years by the country's macro economic problems.

Opportunity Foregone: Education in Brazil examines how to improve the achievement level of Brazilian school children and increase the efficiency of the educational system. It also offers a frank assessment of why education levels in Brazil have lagged behind other countries and examines the barriers to educational reform.

While Brazil has made progress in increasing enrollment rates, these studies document how the relatively poor quality of basic education has constrained productivity and wages. As the authors note, reforming Brazil's troubled education system ultimately is as much an economic as a social issue: sustaining the country's macroeconomic reforms clearly will demand a more highly skilled and better educated work force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886938038
Publisher:
Inter-American Development Bank
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Series:
Inter-American Development Bank Ser.
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Birdsall is executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank. Richard Sabot is the John J. Gibson Professor of Economics at Williams College and a senior research fellow with the Policy Research Department at the World Bank.

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