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The effects of Peru's push to improve education, Volume 1
 
Author:King, Elizabeth M.; Bellew, Rosemary T.; Country:Peru;
Date Stored:1989/03/01Document Date:1989/03/31
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Primary Education; Teaching and Learning; Education Reform and Management; Health Monitoring & Evaluation; Gender and Education
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Education
Region:Latin America & CaribbeanReport Number:WPS172
Sub Sectors:Other EducationCollection Title:Policy, Planning and Research Department working papers ; no. WPS 172
Volume No:1  

Summary: From the mid-1950s to the 1960s, the Government of Peru undertook a major expansion of public education, increasing the number of schools, requiring primary schools that offered an incomplete cycle to add grades, and increasing school inputs (principally teachers and textbooks). The paper examines the effects of Peru's educational policies, and the effects of family background and community characteristics on the schooling levels of a number of adults. Data on males and females were analyzed seperately by birth cohort.

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