ERIC Number: ED330627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Education, Productivity and Inequality: The East African Natural Experiment.
Knight, John B.; Sabot, Richard H.
The relationship between resources devoted to education and the economy of developing nations is explored. The research seeks to understand if and how investment in education translates into increased economic growth and labor productivity. Additionally, the function of education in reducing various dimensions of economic inequality is examined. The two East African nations that are the study's focus, Kenya and Tanzania, have similar levels of income, but they differ markedly in their public policy toward the provision of secondary education and thus in the educational attainment of the labor force. The research findings provide strong backing for the human capital paradigm: educational expansion is shown to raise labor productivity. The results also show that making education less scarce diminishes inequality in access to education and in income. Numerous figures and tables of data appear throughout this volume; a list of 170 references is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Research, Educational Development, Educational Economics, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, International Education, Secondary Education, Social Science Research
World Bank, 1818 H St., N.W., Washington, DC 20433 ($39.95).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Africa (East); Kenya; Tanzania