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ERIC Number: EJ889563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-1615
The Effect of an Economic Crisis on Educational Outcomes: An Economic Framework and Review of the Evidence
Shafiq, M. Najeeb
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v12 n2 p5-13 Spr 2010
This article first provides an economic framework for understanding how an economic crisis affects children's educational outcomes; this framework shows that there are both negative (harmful) effects and positive (beneficial) effects on educational outcomes. A review of the empirical evidence suggests that the negative effects are typically stronger, and that national educational outcomes deteriorate during a crisis. Finally, a review of the interventions indicates that fee reduction, conditional cash transfers, media campaigns, and block grants help moderate the effects of an economic crisis on children's educational outcomes. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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