School closures and COVID-19 (News and Research 204)

From The Economist: “The economic damage from children dropping out of school will be vast. The World Bank estimates that, if schools remain closed for five months, pupils will forgo $10trn of future earnings in today’s money. That could rise if covid-19 is not curbed and schools stay closed for longer.”


Next year’s Pisa study postponed to 2022 owing to Covid

นักเศรษฐศาสตร์ระดับโลกใช้บิ๊กดาต้าวิจัย “วิกฤติปิดโรงเรียน” ประเทศ-นักเรียนสูญรายได้กันมหาศาล!! (World class economists use Big Data research. “School closing crisis” country – students lose a lot of income!!)

Строгих доказательств безопасности открытия школ и университетов на сегодняшний день в мире нет | (There is no rigorous evidence of the safety of opening schools and universities in the world today) Interview with Tigran Shmis…

Response to COVID-19 in Europe and Central Asia: Policy and Practice Recommendations



A second wave of COVID-19 would not close all schools in Estonia

Everyone Equal: Making Inclusive Growth a Priority for Ethnic Minorities | The current global wave of frustration against racial discrimination and social injustice has highlighted one troubling reality above all others – that marginalized groups continue to face challenges in accessing equal opportunities and accountability…

Creating New Products and Generating New Knowledge Through Innovation in Croatia

The Impressive Effects of Tutoring on PreK-12 Learning: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Experimental Evidence | Tutoring programs yield consistent and substantial positive impacts on learning outcomes, with an overall pooled effect size estimate of 0.37 SD. Effects are stronger, on average, for teacher and paraprofessional tutoring programs than for nonprofessional and parent tutoring. Effects also tend to be strongest among the earlier grades. While overall effects for reading and math interventions are similar, reading tutoring tends to yield higher effect sizes in earlier grades, while math tutoring tends to yield higher effect sizes in later grades. Tutoring programs conducted during school tend to have larger impacts than those conducted after school…

Education and wage inequality before and during the fiscal crisis: A quantile regression analysis for Greece 2006–2016 | The Greek labor market has undergone dramatic changes during the past 10 years. Wage inequality, especially at the bottom end of the earnings distribution, increased sharply. Simultaneously, and despite a massive emigration wave of mainly highly educated employees, the ratio of skilled to unskilled labor has further increased. …The returns to education are higher at lower quantiles in the pre‐crisis period, while the opposite holds true in the post‐crisis period. It is shown that within‐group inequality, mainly among university graduates, has played a major role in these developments. Interestingly, our findings appear to be, in part, driven by changing returns to education across quantiles in the public sector. Increased demand for skilled workers, heterogeneous returns to education across different fields of study, and “ability” are proposed as potential underlying mechanisms…

How Liberalizing Trade with China Led to a Boom in International Students in the US

Impact of Financial Incentives and the Role of Information and Communication in Last-Mile Delivery of Textbooks in Zambia

Russia should be among world leaders in quality of education, Putin says

Trade In Human Capital: A Quantitative Theory Of Economic Growth And The Import Of Higher Education

Poland First To Include Video Game On National School Reading List | Poland became the first country to officially include a video game on school reading lists (for high school students) as an educational resource…