Educating Children in Poor Countries

Author/Editor:

Arye L. Hillman ; Eva Jenkner

Publication Date:

June 1, 2005

Electronic Access:

Free Full text

Summary:

In an ideal world, primary education would be universal and publicly financed, and all children would be able to attend school regardless of their parents’ ability or willingness to pay. In many poor countries, however, governments lack either the financial resources or the political will to provide each child with a basic education, despite the benefits that would accrue not only to individuals but to society as a whole. In some of these countries, parents cover part or all of the cost of their children’s education. This paper explores the pros and cons of user payments.

Series:

Economic Issues No. 33

Notes:

Also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781589062436/1020-5098

Stock No:

EIIEA033

Price:

Free

Format:

Paper

Pages:

17

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