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Glewwe, Paul 1958-

Works: 116 works in 521 publications in 2 languages and 8,859 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Paul Glewwe
Designing household survey questionnaires for developing countries : lessons from 15 years of the living standards measurement study by Margaret E Grosh( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive and informative document on the design, implementation, and use of household surveys in developing countries
Economic growth, poverty, and household welfare in Vietnam by Paul Glewwe( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Household welfare and Vietnam's transition by David Dollar( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education policy in developing countries by Paul Glewwe( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost any economist will agree that education plays a key role in determining a country's economic growth and standard of living, but what we know about education policy in developing countries is remarkably incomplete and scattered over decades and across publications. This book rights this wrong, taking stock of twenty years of research to assess what we actually know - and what we still need to learn - about effective education policy in the places that need it the most
Confronting poverty in developing countries : definitions, information, and policies by Paul Glewwe( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines several commonly used definitions of poverty. We first propose a definition based on the theory of welfare economics and contrast it with other definitions that are often used in empirical studies. We then examine household survey data from Cote d'Ivoire to see whether these different definitions choose the same people as poor. The general finding is that they often do not choose the same people. This implies that different definitions of poverty will often lead to different policy recommendations. The paper then provides a general discussion of poverty-reducing policies, and demonstrates the use of household survey data to formulate and evaluate specific policies
The economics of school quality investments in developing countries : an empirical study of Ghana by Paul Glewwe( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does schooling of mothers improve child health? by Paul Glewwe( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to living standards measurement study surveys and their data sets by Margaret E Grosh( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimating the determinants of cognitive achievement in low-income countries : the case of Ghana by Paul Glewwe( Book )

18 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of this study was to assess the determinants of student achievement in middle schools in Ghana, with special attention given to school characteristics. A model of human capital accumulation which includes decisions on how long to attend school, which school to attend, and how much human capital to accumulate is presented. This provides a framework for controlling for selectivity into middle schools, which is often ignored in the human capital production function literature. Explicitly accounted for is the fact that many children attend school only sporadically, which reduces their cognitive achievements, but, according to the research model, is a rational response among credit constrained households. An estimate for the cohort of children aged 12 to 18 of the probability that they are in middle school, their choice of which middle schools to attend, and the determinants of achievement in reading and mathematics skills in Ghana's middle schools is calculated. In addition to specific findings regarding which school characteristics contribute to such achievement, the study reported some fairly strong evidence that sample selectivity was taking place and hence could distort estimates that do not account for it. Ten tables are included; two appendices are attached. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/LBG)
The role of the private sector in education in Vietnam : evidence from the Vietnam Living Standards Survey by Paul Glewwe( Book )

19 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is most vulnerable to macroeconomic shocks? : hypotheses tests using panel data from Peru by Paul Glewwe( Book )

18 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poor in Latin America during adjustment : a case study of Peru by Paul Glewwe( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper provides a general overview of the effects of structural adjustment programs on the poor. It turns to a specific country setting, Peru, as a means of illustrating the discussion. The depth of Peru's economic problems makes it likely that the Peruvian economy will have to undergo major adjustments in the near future. Among the options policy makers will consider are : realignment of the various exchange rates, trade liberalization, removal of price distortions, and reduction of government expenditures. The analysis presented here shows how household level data can be used to assess the effect of various policy options on the welfare of the poor. Several facts suggest that correcting many of the distortions affecting Peru's agricultural sector may not directly harm the poor. For Peru's urban sector, the case is more complicated. If food subsidies and taxes were dropped, the net (immediate) effect may well be favorable as the prices of wheat and wheat products, a major staple, would decline substantially. Other government programs, including those related to health and education, could be changed in ways that would benefit the poor, and in some cases, reduce overall public sector expenditures
Schooling, skills, and the returns to government investment in education : an exploration using data from Ghana by Paul Glewwe( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investments in schooling are often regarded as essential for economic development, which implies that such investments have high rates of return in developing countries. This paper examines the accuracy and usefulness of estimates of rates of return to formal schooling based on the standard human capital model of Becker and Mincer. Regarding accuracy, it investigates whether failure to account for differences in ability and school quality across a random sample significantly biases estimates of the private return to schooling derived from estimates of wage equations. This is done using an unusually rich data set from Ghana. When years of schooling are used to measure the accumulation of human capital, there are virtually no returns to schooling in the private sector. Replacement of years of schooling by reading and mathematical ability does show positive returns to acquired skills. However, these rates of return may be of little use to governments when making schooling investment decisions because such decisions are much more complex than the investment decisions of individuals. In particular, many government investments in education are designed to raise rates of return to schooling by raising school quality, but decisions by individuals assume that both rates of return and school quality are exogenous
The willingness to pay for education in developing countries : evidence from rural Peru by Paul Gertler( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, citing the low price elasticity of demand for schooling, some economists have advocated increasing school fees to raise revenue for educational improvements in developing countries. But elasticities alone are not enough - one must estimate the willingness to pay for schooling improvements to see whether higher fees are in fact desirable. Using a rigorous theoretical model of the demand for schooling and the principle of compensating variations, the authors calculate the willingness to pay for new secondary schools in rural Peru. They find that rural Peruvian households are indeed willing to pay fees high enough to more than cover the operating costs of opening new secondary schools in their villages. This is even true of the poorest quarter of the income distribution
Poverty and inequality during unorthodox adjustment : the case of Peru, 1985-90 by Paul Glewwe( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delayed primary school enrollment and childhood malnutrition in Ghana : an economic analysis by Paul Glewwe( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study investigated why the primary school enrollment of children in poor countries is often delayed despite the prediction made by human capital theory that schooling will begin at the earliest possible age. Using data from the 1988-89 Ghana Living Standards Survey household questionnaire, the study examined the age of enrollment, height-for-age, family income, proximity to a primary school, and dropout rates of 1,757 children ages 6 to 15. The results indicated that delayed primary school enrollment was the consequence of nutritional deficiencies in early childhood. Child height-for-age was negatively associated with the duration of delays in entering school, and appears to be a causal factor in such delays. Proximity to a primary school was also a factor in enrollment delays. Family income and school fees had no significant impact on enrollment delays. An appendix contains definitions of the variables measured in the study and statistical regression results. (Mdm)
The distribution of welfare in Ghana, 1987-88 by Paul Glewwe( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper describes the distribution of welfare in Ghana in 1987-88, as measured by consumption expenditures. The data used are from the first year of the Ghana Living Standards Survey. While primarily descriptive, the paper contains information with clear policy implications. Several findings stand out. First, rural residents are, on average, clearly worse off than urban residents. The poorest group are residents of the rural savannah while the wealthiest are those who live in the capital, Accra. Second, education of the household head is strongly positively correlated with household welfare. Third, households where the head is self-employed, especially in agriculture, are generally found at the lower end of the distribution of welfare, while those headed by a wage earner, either in the private or public sector, are better off. Fourth, unemployment among household heads is not correlated with household welfare. Finally, although the poorer groups are less likely to seek medical help when they are ill, malnutrition among young children in these groups is not much higher than that among the better off groups
The distribution of welfare in Peru in 1985-86 by Paul Glewwe( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the distribution of welfare in Peru in 1985-86 as measured by (adjusted) per capita consumption expenditures. The data employed are from the 1985-86 Peru Living Standards Survey. It is primarily descriptive in nature, but possible explanations of patterns observed are given at several points. The major findings include several items. First, there is a strong correlation between education and welfare, which highlights the importance of education policies. Secondly, the urban population is clearly better off than the rural population, and the majority of the poor are found in rural areas, most often as self-employed agriculturalists. Thirdly, poor households have as many, if not more, working members as a fraction of total members, as a typical Peruvian household. Finally, within urban areas, heads of poor households are primarily sales and service workers, industrial and craft workers, both self-employed and employed by private firms
Who Gained from Vietnam's Boom in the 1990s? An Analysis of Poverty and Inequality Trends by Paul Glewwe( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Child nutrition, economic growth, and the provision of health care services in Vietnam in the 1990s by Paul Glewwe( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam's rapid economic growth in the 1990s greatly increased the incomes of Vietnamese households, which led to a dramatic decline in poverty. Over the same period, child malnutrition rates in Vietnam, as measured by low height for age in children under 5, fell from 50 percent in 1992-93 to 34 percent in 1997-98. Disparities exist, however, between different regions, urban and rural areas, ethnicities, and income quintiles. This dramatic improvement in child nutrition during a time of high economic growth suggests that the nutritional improvements are due to higher household incomes. The authors investigate whether this causal hypothesis is true by estimating the impact of household income growth on children's nutritional status in Vietnam. Different estimation methods applied to the 1992-93 and 1997-98 Vietnam Living Standards Survey data find that growth in household expenditures accounts for only a small proportion of the improvements in children's nutritional status. The authors use data on local health facilities to investigate the role that they may have played in raising children's nutritional status in Vietnam
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Economic growth, poverty, and household welfare in Vietnam
Alternative Names
Glewwe, P. 1958-

Glewwe, Paul W. 1958-

Glewwe, Paul William 1958-

Paul Glewwe economist (University of Minnesota-St. Paul)

Paul Glewwe Wirtschaftswissenschaftler (Tätig am Dep. of Applied Economics, Univ. of Minnesota, MN, USA / Tätig an der Pennsylvania State Univ., Univ. Park, Pa.)

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Household welfare and Vietnam's transitionThe role of the private sector in education in Vietnam : evidence from the Vietnam Living Standards Survey