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Title:The fading productivity of schooling in East Asia PDF Logo
Authors:Gundlach, Erich
Wößmann, Ludger
Issue Date:2001
Citation:[Journal:] Journal of Asian economics [ISSN:] 1049-0078 [Volume:] 12 [Year:] 2001 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 401-417
Abstract:We estimate changes in the productivity of schooling for six East Asian countries. Our productivity measure is based on changes in the relative price of schooling. A rising price of schooling relative to other labor-intensive service sectors should indicate declining relative schooling productivity. We find that the price of schooling increased by more than the price of other labor-intensive services in 1980-1994. We also find that the cognitive achievement of pupils did not change substantially, which suggests a constant quality of schooling output. Hence we conclude that schooling productivity has declined. The main reason for the fading productivity of schooling in East Asian countries appears to be a strong decline in the pupil-teacher ratio.
Subjects:Asian countries , schooling , productivity growth
Asian Countries
Schooling
Productivity Growth
JEL:I2
I2
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:doi:10.1016/S1049-0078(01)00094-X
Document Type:Article
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