Behrman, Jere R.
Most widely held works by Jere R Behrman
Handbook of development economics ( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 775 libraries worldwide
Chile by Jere R Behrman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 libraries worldwide
The social benefits of education ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
For decades, the primary argument in justifying education has been based on its direct economic effects. Yet education also provides "social benefits" for individuals and society at large, including a better way of taking care of ourselves and consequently creating a better society to live in. Though difficult to quantify these social benefits, a more systematic analysis would improve our understanding of the full effects of education and provide a basis for considering related policies. To promote better understanding, the Office of Research of the United States Department of Education commissioned a series of papers on measuring these effects of education.
Macroeconomic policy in a developing country : the Chilean experience by Jere R Behrman ( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Econometric modeling of world commodity policy ( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Commodity exports and economic development : the commodity problem and policy in developing countries by F. Gerard Adams ( Book )
8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
Econometric models of world agricultural commodity markets : cocoa, coffee, tea, wool, cotton, sugar, wheat, rice by F. Gerard Adams ( Book )
5 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Chronicle of a myth foretold : the Washington Consensus in Latin America ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Supply response in underdeveloped agriculture. A case study of four major annual crops in Thailand, 1937-1963 by Jere R Behrman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Development, the international economic order, and commodity agreements by Jere R Behrman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Who's in and who's out : social exclusion in Latin America ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
From parent to child : intrahousehold allocations and intergenerational relations in the United States by Jere R Behrman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
How do parents allocate human capital among their children? To what extent do parental decisions about resource allocation determine children's eventual economic success? The analyses in From Parent to Child explore these questions by developing and testing a model in which the earnings of children with different genetic endowments respond differently to investments in their human capital. Behrman, Pollak, and Taubman use this model to investigate issues such as parental bias in resource allocations based on gender or birth order, the extent of intergenerational mobility in income, earnings, and schooling in the United States, the relative importance of environmental and genetic factors in determining variations in schooling; and whether parents' distributions offset the intended effects of government programs designed to subsidize children.
Socioeconomic success : a study of the effects of genetic endowments, family environment, and schooling ( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Human resources in Latin America and the Caribbean by Jere R Behrman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Short-term macroeconomic policy in Latin America by Conference on Planning and Short-Term Macroeconomic Policy in Latin America ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Causes, correlates and consequences of death among older adults : some methodological approaches and substantive analyses by Jere R Behrman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Causes, Correlates, and Consequences of Death Among Older Adults considers an integrated approach to investigating determinants of and correlates of mortality in the United States - integrating modeling, micro data, and modern econometric techniques. A number of examples of applications are included, with some explorations of the robustness of the results under alternative assumptions. The basic purpose of this text is to increase our knowledge of mortality and to illustrate how such an integrated approach can further our knowledge of mortality and related phenomena.
International commodity agreements : an evaluation of the UNCTAD integrated commodity programme by Jere R Behrman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
International trade, investment, macro policies, and history : essays in memory of Carlos F. Diaz Alejandro ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
The action of human resources and poverty on one another : what we have yet to learn by Jere R Behrman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Children's health and achievement in school by Jere R Behrman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
The commonly held view is that extremely poor health hurts educational achievement. This study examined the possibility of biases in standard estimation of effects and illustrated empirically, based on Ghanaian Living Standard of Measurement Study data, that there was not a significant effect of child health on child cognitive achievement. Consideration was given to the endogenous determination of child health. Child health was determined by anthropometry. Cognitive achievement test scores and preschool ability measured schooling success and child endowments respectively. Household and community characteristics and sibling data were used to measure family and community fixed effects. The conclusion, based on ordinary least squares (OLS) estimation and instrumental variable level estimates, was that child health did not impact on child cognitive achievement. The differences between the instrumental variable estimates and the within family and within community estimates suggested bias. Four basic conclusions were drawn. 1) Considerable bias occurred in prior studies, because there was a failure to account for estimation problems. 2) Inclusion of instrumental variables, assumed to be independent of the disturbance term in the cognitive achievement production function, and without controls for simultaneity, suggested a downward bias. 3) The bias was upward when estimates with sibling data were accounted for. Unobserved family and community effects can cause upward biases. 4) Coefficients, which are supposed to represent the impact of child health on schooling, may not do so. In the discussion of model specification, it was pointed out that upward bias can occur with heterogeneity in preferences regarding child quality, in unobserved predetermined family endowments that affect production of child quality, and in unobserved predetermined community endowments that affect child quality production. The unobserved predetermined child characteristics affect both child health and cognitive achievement in the same direction. There can be unobserved heterogeneity in access to capital markets. The 2 stage least squares procedure was found to overstate the impact of child health and cause greater distortions than OLS estimates.
Agriculture--Economic aspects Agriculture--Economic aspects--Mathematical models Caribbean Area Chile Commerce Commerce--Mathematical models Commercial policy Commodity control Commodity control--Mathematical models Conference proceedings Death--Causes--Econometric models Debts, External Developing countries Development economics Economic development Economic history Economic policy Economic policy--Mathematical models Education and state Education--Economic aspects Education--Evaluation Education--Social aspects Exports Families--Economic aspects Field crops--Econometric models Fiscal policy Foreign trade regulation Free trade Handbooks, manuals, etc. Human capital Intergenerational relations International economic relations Latin America Life expectancy--Econometric models Marginality, Social Markets--Mathematical models Monetary policy Mortality--Econometric models Nature and nurture Nature and nurture--Economic aspects Produce trade--Econometric models Schools--Decentralization Social history Social mobility Social policy Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Success Thailand Twins United States
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Behrman, J. R. (Jere R.)
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