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Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America

How do labor income shocks affect household investment in upper secondary and tertiary schooling? Using longitudinal data from 2005-15 for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, this paper explores the...
Region/Country: Latin America and Caribbean Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2018

Optimizing education outcomes : high-return investments in school health for increased participation and learning

The Disease Control Priorities (DCP) series established in 1993 shares this philosophy and acts as a key resource for Ministers of Health and Finance, guiding them toward informed decisions about...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Publication Year: 2018

Fair Progress? : Educational Mobility Around the World

Fair Progress? Educational Mobility Around the World will look at an issue that has gotten much attention in the developed world, but with, for the first time, new data and analysis covering most of...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Publication Year: 2018

Employment structure and returns to skill in Vietnam : estimates using the labor force survey

This paper uses Labor Force Survey data to assess key aspects of the labor market in Vietnam over 2007-14. The analysis finds large growth in wage employment in the foreign-owned and domestic private...
Region/Country: Vietnam Type: Publication Year: 2018

Educating students for jobs, stability, and growth : Luminus : transforming vocational education in Jordan

Youth unemployment rates in the Middle East and North Africa region currently 31 percent are the highest in the world. For female youth in the region, the figure rises to 48 percent. Along with the...
Region/Country: Jordan Type: Publication Year: 2018

Indonesia - Can performance-based school grants improve learning?

The Results in Education for All Children (REACH) Trust Fund at The World Bank funded an evaluation that assessed the early impact of a performance-based school grants program on student learning in...
Region/Country: Indonesia Type: Brief Year: 2018

Growing Smarter : Learning and Equitable Development in East Asia and Pacific

More children are going to school, staying in school for longer, and learning than ever before in East Asia and Pacific (EAP). During the past 50 years, a group of countries in EAP have successfully...
Region/Country: East Asia and Pacific Type: Publication Year: 2018

Returns to investment in education: a decennial review of the global literature

Returns to investment in education based on human capital theory have been estimated systematically since the 1950s. In the 60-plus year history of such estimates, there have been several...
Region/Country: WLD Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2018

Understanding effective teaching practices in Chinese classrooms : evidence from a pilot study of primary and junior secondary schools in Guangdong, China

This study documents the results of a pilot study jointly undertaken by the World Bank and the Guangdong Department of Education to assess teaching practices in public primary and junior secondary...
Region/Country: China Type: Impact Evaluation and Policy Research Year: 2018

A Window of Opportunity: A Diagnostic of Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s Socio-Economic Empowerment in Jharkhand, India

The study reveals substantial vulnerabilities and exclusion of this population; key constraints toeducation, training, and employment; and insights for the design and delivery of programming to...
Region/Country: India Type: Publication Year: 2018
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