Educating Children in Poor Countries

In an ideal world, primary education would be universal and publicly financed, and all children would be able to attend school regardless of their parents' ability or willingness to pay. In many poor countries, however, governments lack either the financial resources or the political will to pr...

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Main Author: Jenkner, Eva
Other Authors: Hillman, Arye L.
Format: eBook
Language:Russian
Published: Washington, D.C. International Monetary Fund 2004, 2004
Series:Economic Issues; Economic Issues
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Collection: International Monetary Fund - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In an ideal world, primary education would be universal and publicly financed, and all children would be able to attend school regardless of their parents' ability or willingness to pay. In many poor countries, however, governments lack either the financial resources or the political will to provide each child with a basic education, despite the benefits that would accrue not only to individuals but to society as a whole. In some of these countries, parents cover part or all of the cost of their children's education. This paper explores the pros and cons of user payments
Physical Description:23 p.
ISBN:9781589063464
1589063465