ERIC Number: ED082333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Population Growth and Costs of Education in Developing Countries.
Chau, Ta Ngoc; And Others
The study reported in this document attempted to determine the effect of population growth on education costs in developing countries, given various assumptions as to the future trend of fertility and mortality. The population factor was examined along with other factors influencing educational costs, such as the improvement of enrollment ratios, the need for a qualitative improvement in the educational system, and the long term trends of the unit costs of education systems. Comparison of these factors, it was hoped, would provide data helpful to educational planners in deciding on an educational development policy to be followed. In order to ascertain more precisely the possible effects of these factors on educational costs, four national case studies were made in Ceylon, Colombia, Tanzania, and Tunisia. These case studies, limited to first-level education and teacher training, were conducted on a standard pattern to allow for a comparative analysis. Each case study is reported in a separate chapter, and two other sections of the document contain a synthesis report of the case studies and a model that shows the effect of demographic growth on the development and cost of first-level education and teacher training. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Demography, Developing Nations, Education, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Schools, Policy Formation, Population Growth, Secondary Schools, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Colombia; Tanzania; Tunisia