Pandemic Threatens to Push 72 Million More Children into Learning Poverty

Pandemic Threatens to Push 72 Million More Children into Learning Poverty (News and Research 224) Pandemic Threatens to Push 72 Million More Children into Learning Poverty | COVID-related school closures risk pushing an additional 72 million primary school aged children into learning poverty—meaning that they are unable to read and understand a simple text by age 10—accordingContinue reading “Pandemic Threatens to Push 72 Million More Children into Learning Poverty”

Economic Crises and the Returns to University Education

Economic Crises and the Returns to University Education (News and Research 222) Economic Crises and Returns to University Education in Middle-Income Countries: Stylized Facts and COVID-19 Projections | The rate of return to university education increases during crises. New working paper with Tazeen Fasih, Najeeb Shafiq documents stylized facts on rates of returns to educationContinue reading “Economic Crises and the Returns to University Education”

Placing People First

Placing People First (News and Research 221) The EU Green Deal Action Plan: “It must put people first” Human capital and CO2 emissions in the long run | Using a unique historical dataset for 20 OECD economies from 1870 to 2014, we study whether human capital accumulation is associated with improvements in environmental quality viaContinue reading “Placing People First”

Promoting Parental Involvement in Schools

Promoting Parental Involvement in Schools (News and Research 220) Promoting Parental Involvement in Schools: The AGE Program In Mexico Promoting Parental Involvement in Schools: Evidence From Two Randomized Experiments | NBER Working Paper Series No. 28040 | Parental involvement programs aim to increase school-and-parent communication and support children’s overall learning environment. This paper examines theContinue reading “Promoting Parental Involvement in Schools”

Returns to Education in Russia

Returns to Education in Russia (News and Research 217) Harry A. Patrinos and Suhas Parandekar Wisdom.. comes not from age but from education and learning – Anton Chekov Because of a strong literary tradition and a deep commitment to education, Russia had a highly educated population by the end of the 20th century. Today, nearly two-thirdsContinue reading “Returns to Education in Russia”

COVID-19 and Human Capital

COVID-19 and Human Capital (News and Research 216) The latest Economic Update for Europe and Central Asia, titled COVID-19 and Human Capital, is launched. Emerging and developing economies in the Europe and Central Asia region are on course to contract by 4.4 percent this year, the worst recession since the global financial crisis of 2008.Continue reading “COVID-19 and Human Capital”