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Modern Classics in the Economics of Education: 2 vols.


Modern classics in the economics of education; 2v.

Ed. by Clive R. Belfield.

Edward Elgar Publishing


880 pages



International library of critical writings in economics; 194


This two-volume collection presents 36 previously published journal articles on the economics of education. They have been chosen for inclusion by Belfield (economics, City U. of New York) with the intention of highlighting contemporary concerns of the field and foreshadowing future developments. The first volume is concerned with the microeconomic outcomes of education and contains papers discussing education and the productivity of labor, as well as public and private non-market benefits. The second volume begins with explorations of the relationship between macroeconomic growth and education. This section is subdivided amongst papers reviewing the empirical evidence, discussing the accumulation of human capital, and looking at links between education and social change. Finally, remaining contributions discuss organization and efficiency issues of education systems and include economic evaluations of educational programs, technologies, and investments in addition to theoretical and empirical studies on the political economy of education. Throughout the set, the treatment is relatively global and includes empirical studies discussing education in the UK, Mexico, China, the US, Indonesia, Germany, Brazil, and Ethiopia.

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