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Psacharopoulos, George

Overview
Works: 182 works in 509 publications in 4 languages and 7,079 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler
Classifications: LC65, 338.43
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Most widely held works by George Psacharopoulos
Returns to education; an international comparison by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Dutch and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the education boom of the sixties enough time has passed for estimates to be made of the profitability of such a highly speculative investment of human capital. Only from these sources of information can we determine future education and manpower, and develop human resources. Returns to education are clearly visible, whether they differ between rich and poor countries or with the returns to physical capital. Empirical evidence was gathered in 53 case studies in 32 countries and collated into a concise reference form. Through econometric analysis an attempt was made to find existing regularities between the returns to education and other characteristics of the countries involved, such as the brain drain, the distribution of earnings, levels and costs of education and the ease of substitution among different types of educated labor. About 200 bibliographic entries, 46 tables, 8 appendixes and a thorough index (subject-author-country) make this book a valuable reference tool in the subject. (Mjm)
Indigenous people and poverty in Latin America : an empirical analysis by World Bank( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper represents an initial attempt at documenting the socioeconomic conditions of indigenous peoples using empirical data from national survey sources. The nature of the analysis is microeconomic, using households survey data that include information on indigenous people defined in terms of ethnic self-perception, language use and geographical concentration. The countries on which the analysis is based include Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.-- Abstract
Economics of education : research and studies by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics of Education: Research and Studies reviews key topics in the field of economics of education since 1960s. This book is organized into 12 parts. Part I and Part II focus on the supply side of human capital and narrower aspects of human capital creation by means of education. Subsequent parts look at the benefits of education; relationship between education and employment; controversies in the field of economics of education; issues of manpower planning; and methodology for empirically analyzing the issues in the economics of education. The last two parts address the costs of education
Diversified secondary education and development : evidence from Colombia and Tanzania by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information, an essential factor in educational planning and policy by Bouzid Hammiche( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and French and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher education and employment : the IIEP experience in five less developed countries by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage compare les résultats d'une série d'études sur l'emploi des diplômés de l'université menées dans cinq pays en voie de développement : l'Égypte, les Philippines, le Soudan, la Tanzanie et la Zambie
Essays on poverty, equity, and growth( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty and income distribution in Latin America : the story of the 1980s by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Highly empirical analysis documents increase in poverty and worsening of income distribution during 1980s. Demonstrates that low levels of education increase incidence of poverty and income inequality. Data provided for individual countries. Valuable data reference source"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
The role of government and the private sector in fighting poverty by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World Bank Technical Paper No. 346. Although private sector expansion may relieve governments from certain tasks, it also imposes new responsibilities. This paper examines the relative roles of the private and public sectors in the implementation of a two-track strategy for poverty reduction. The first track requires sustained broad-based economic growth that makes efficient use of labor, the main asset owned by the poor. The second promotes investment in people or human resources by ensuring basic social services that are accessible to the poor. Individual chapters examine social safety nets and issues in education, health, population, and nutrition
Financing education in developing countries : an exploration of policy options by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education is an economically and socially productive investment. Therefore, the educational systems in developing countries must continue to improve in quality, in efficiency, and in equality of opportunity if they are to continue serving as important instruments for improving the national economy. Yet, budgetary austerity tightens the public purse-strings, ever increasing school-age populations stretch these dwindling resources, and other social and economic factors present compelling competition for the same funds. The heavy subsidization of education implicit in traditional policy--especially of higher education at the expense of primary schooling--with its concomitant economic inefficiencies and inequities is no longer appropriate. Supported by empirical evidence, this book examines the potential effects of policy alternatives in several areas of education financing and management: (1) The contribution of private financing and selective user changes, especially in higher education, and reallocation of public spending; (2) Selective student loan and scholarship programs in higher education; and (3) Decentralization and role of private and community schools. Implementation of these policies may be difficult because of conflicts with traditional educational and political philosophies, and established administrative institutions. Included are statistical tables, case studies, instances of reform, and a bibliography. (Kwl)
Women's employment and pay in Latin America : overview and methodology by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why educational policies can fail : an overview of selected African experiences by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text discusses why educational policies can sometimes fail
Manpower issues in educational investments : a consideration of planning processes and techniques by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies on women's employment and pay in Latin America by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building human capital for better lives by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rate of return on investment in education at the regional level; estimates for the State of Hawaii by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earnings and education in Latin America : assessing priorities for schooling investments by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of a rate of growth: the case of Hawaii, 1950-1960 by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socioeconomic and ethnic determinants of grade repetition in Bolivia and Guatemala by Harry Anthony Patrinos( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achievement evaluation of Colombia's Escuela nueva : is multigrade the answer? by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Poverty and income distribution in Latin America : the story of the 1980s
Alternative Names
Psacharopoulos

Psacharopoulos Giōrgos

Psacharopoulos, Giōrgos, 1937-

Languages
English (234)

Spanish (2)

French (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The role of government and the private sector in fighting poverty