Education and Equal Opportunities among Liberian Children

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author
Cuesta, José
en_US
dc.contributor.author
Abras, Ana
en_US
dc.date.accessioned
2013-10-17T21:32:06Z
en_US
dc.date.available
2013-10-17T21:32:06Z
en_US
dc.date.issued
2013-09-12
en_US
dc.identifier.citation
Journal of Economic Policy Reform
en_US
dc.identifier.issn
1748-7870
en_US
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16191
en_US
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_US
dc.language.iso
en_US
en_US
dc.publisher
Taylor and Francis
en_US
dc.relation.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
en_US
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
en_US
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0
en_US
dc.subject
equality of opportunity
en_US
dc.subject
education
en_US
dc.subject
redistribution
en_US
dc.subject
simulations
en_US
dc.title
Education and Equal Opportunities among Liberian Children
en_US
dc.type
Journal Article
en_US
okr.volume
16(3)
en_US
okr.date.disclosure
2013-10-01
en_US
okr.topic
Education :: Access & Equity in Basic Education
en_US
okr.topic
Education :: Education For All
en_US
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
en_US
okr.theme
Social protection and risk management :: Poverty strategy, analysis and monitoring
en_US
okr.theme
Human development :: Education for all
en_US
okr.sector
Education :: Pre-primary education
en_US
okr.sector
Education :: Primary education
en_US
okr.sector
Education :: Secondary education
en_US
okr.sector
Education :: General education sector
en_US
okr.region.administrative
Africa
en_US
okr.region.country
Liberia
en_US
okr.doctype
Publications & Research :: Journal Article
en_US
okr.doctype
Publications & Research
en_US
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
en_US
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
en_US
okr.relation.associatedurl
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17487870.2013.816631
en_US
okr.externalcontent
External Content
en_US
okr.journal.nbpages
237-58
en_US
okr.globalpractice
Education
en_US
okr.globalpractice
Poverty
en_US
okr.googlescholar.linkpresent
yes

Show simple item record



This item appears in the following Collection(s)