Portugal : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

December 10, 1999

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper examines the education system and public investment in Portugal. Both areas are generally considered as critical for Portugal’s prospects for sustaining or accelerating the drive toward real income convergence. Moreover, both areas absorb a substantial share of public resources and thus have important implications for fiscal balances, which are, under European Monetary Union, constrained by the Stability and Growth Pact. The paper assesses the performance of the Portuguese education system and delineates a possible agenda for reform. It also attempts to shed light on the role of public investment in Portugal.

Series:

Country Report No. 99/135

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 10, 1999

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451832129/1934-7685

Stock No:

1PRTEA0011999

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

101

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