Education and Equal Opportunities among Liberian Children Cuesta, José Abras, Ana 2013-10-17T21:32:06Z 2013-10-17T21:32:06Z 2013-09-12
dc.description.abstract This paper expands the analysis of equal opportunities by connecting traditional benefit incidence analysis of public spending with the human opportunity index, a distribution sensitive measure of access to public services. It also develops ex-ante micro-simulations to determine the cost of equalizing educational opportunities. This technique is applied to Liberia, a country devastated by civil war with serious educational enrollment gaps and policies highly dependent on international aid. Results from simulated increases in teachers’ salaries, elimination of fee and non-fee costs and targeted public educational spending on rural schools all point to very modest redistributive effects but distinctive patterns of winners and losers among Liberian children. en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Economic Policy Reform
dc.identifier.issn 1748-7870
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject equality of opportunity
dc.subject education
dc.subject redistribution
dc.subject simulations
dc.title Education and Equal Opportunities among Liberian Children en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication 2013-10-01
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.globalpractice Education
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.journal.nbpages 237-58
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative Africa Liberia
okr.sector Education :: Pre-primary education
okr.sector Education :: Primary education
okr.sector Education :: Secondary education
okr.sector Education :: General education sector
okr.theme Social protection and risk management :: Poverty strategy, analysis and monitoring
okr.theme Human development :: Education for all
okr.topic Education :: Access & Equity in Basic Education
okr.topic Education :: Education For All
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
okr.volume 16(3)
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