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Psacharopoulos, George

Works: 195 works in 612 publications in 4 languages and 8,371 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Redactor
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Most widely held works by George Psacharopoulos
The role of government and the private sector in fighting poverty by George Psacharopoulos( )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 971 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
Poverty and income distribution in Latin America : the story of the 1980s by George Psacharopoulos( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 927 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
Indigenous people and poverty in Latin America : an empirical analysis by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 858 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
Why educational policies can fail : an overview of selected African experiences by George Psacharopoulos( )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reviews a number of educational policy statements in east African countries on issues ranging from combining education with production at the primary level to the financing of higher education. An assessment is made as to how successful the policies have been in achieving their original intention. The paper's conclusion is that policy outcomes fall far short of matching expectations, mainly because of insufficient, or the absence of, implementation. Most educational policies are not implemented because they are vaguely stated and the financing implications are not always worked out. Another common reason for failure is that the content of a policy is based on an empirically unsustained theoretical relationship between instruments and outcomes. The paper makes a plea for the formulation of more concrete, feasible and implementable policies based on documented cause-effect relationships
Returns to education; an international comparison by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and Dutch and held by 627 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)
Economics of education : research and studies by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 522 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, with emphasis on cost function, analysis and on the financing of education
Education for development : an analysis of investment choices by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earnings and education in OECD countries by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

20 editions published in 1975 in English and French and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (oecd) report consists of a collection of essays concerned with the relationship between earnings and education. One of its purposes was to collect the diverse sources of earnings classified by education in oecd countries. But the more important purpose was methodological. Thus, the major part of the volume is devoted to a review of four aspects of the relationship between earnings differentials and level of schooling: (1) the role of student ability, (2) the role of school quality in determining earnings, (3) the extent of monopoly elements in earnings by level of education, and (4) fringe benefits by educational level. In particular the oecd report discusses the issues and possible analyses ralated to education and earnings, analyzes the above-mentioned four special topics associated with the interpretation of earnings by educational level, documents the sources and presents in summary form whatever data are available on earnings by education in oecd countries, and points at some areas of future research. An appendix gives more detailed tabulations of earnings by education and documents the sources of such data in a number of countries. The document concludes with a four-page bibliography. (Author/BP)
Information, an essential factor in educational planning and policy by Bouzid Hammiche( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and French and held by 244 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 228 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 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financing education in developing countries : an exploration of policy options by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 186 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)
Higher education in developing countries : a cost-benefit analysis by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manpower issues in educational investments : a consideration of planning processes and techniques by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three papers discuss issues related to manpower analysis and educational investment in developing countries. The authors suggest a broader approach to the analysis of the relationship between manpower and the educational system than has traditionally been used. The major contention is that forcing all manpower questions into any single analytical framework will result in low quality analysis and low quality educational investments, and therefore, a wide range of techniques is advocated. In addition, an argument is made for the need for continuity of manpower analysis through the development of a planning process which goes well beyond the identification and preparation of a specific education project. The construction and repetition of an annual routine to monitor conditions in the labor market would provide a regular set of relevant signals to a wide range of decision makers in the education and training sector. The papers do not provide a new blueprint for manpower analysis but review the present situation, advocate a well-structured planning process, and suggest the wide range of analytic approaches available and necessary for improved analysis
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 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's role in economic development can be examined from many different perspectives, including the feminist, anthropological, sociological, economic and legislative. This study employs an economic perspective and focuses on how women behave and are treated in the work force in a number of Latin American economies. It specifically considers the determinants of women's labor force participation and male-to-female earnings differentials. Understanding the reasons for low labor market participation rates among women, or high wage discrimination against women, can lead to policies that will improve the efficiency and equity with which human resources are utilized in a particular country. This study uses household survey data to analyze labor force participation rates and wages earned by men and women in similar positions, paying special attention to the role of education earned by men and women in similar positions, paying special attention to the role of education as a factor influencing women's decision to work. The results show that, overall, the more years of schooling a woman has, the more likely she is to participate in the labor force. In addition, more educated women earn significantly more than less educated women. The book also attempts analyses of the common factors which determine salaries paid to men and women in an effort to identify what part of the male/female earnings differential can be attributed to different human capital endowments between the sexes, and what part is due to unexplained factors such as discrimination. Differences in human capital endowments explain only a small proportion of the wage differential in most of the country studies
Building human capital for better lives by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Education pour le développement : une analyse des choix d'investissement by George Psacharopoulos( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 55 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 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The role of government and the private sector in fighting poverty
Alternative Names

Psacharopoulos Giōrgos

Psacharopoulos, Giōrgos, 1937-

English (275)

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