ERIC Number: ED460040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Why Governments Should Invest More To Educate Girls. Center Discussion Paper.
Schultz, T. Paul
Women and men often receive the same percentage increase in their wage rates with advances in schooling. Because these returns decline with more schooling, the marginal returns for women will tend to exceed those for men, especially in countries where women are much less educated. The health and schooling of children are more closely related to their mother's education than to their father's. More educated women work more hours in the market labor force, broadening the tax base and potentially reducing tax distortions. These three conditions, it is argued, justify the disproportionate allocation of public expenditures toward women's education. Countries that have equalized their educational achievements for men and women in the last several decades have on the average grown faster. (Contains 8 notes and 104 references.) (BT)
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Educational Economics, Educational Research, Gender Issues, Global Approach, Government Role, Labor Force, Taxes, Wages, Womens Education
Economic Growth Center, Yale University, P.O. Box 208269, New Haven, CT 06520-8269. Tel: 203-432-3576; Fax: 203-432-5591. For full text: http://www.econ.yale.edu/growth_pdf/cdp836.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Economic Growth Center.