Economic Principles for Education: Theory and Evidence

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Edward Elgar, 2000 - 252 pages
Using evidence from a range of countries, particularly the UK and US, this study provides an appreciation of the depth and breadth of the literature in the economic study of education. Discusses human capital theory, gives evidence on rates of return and the benefits of training, and describes the demand for education. Examines the efficiency of education providers, including teacher supply, and identifies optimal rules of teacher deployment. Also discusses education markets, the role of governments, the macro-economics of education, and social benefits of education. Belfield is affiliated with the University of Birmingham, UK. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

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Clive R. Belfield, Assistant Professor of Economics, Queens College, City University of New York, US

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