Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/53043
Authors: 
Dabla-Norris, Era
Matovu, John M.
Wade, Paul
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2002/52
Abstract: 
The objective of this paper is to arrive at a better understanding of the implications of debt relief savings for poverty reduction in HIPC countries by focusing on one important channel of impact—human capital accumulation. Our simulation results suggest that poverty and growth objectives would be mainly enhanced if resources are targeted at the primary and secondary level of education. In addition, targeting education spending to households below the poverty line can potentially have most significant impact on reducing poverty in the economy.
Subjects: 
government expenditures
debt
poverty
schooling
JEL: 
E62
H31
H53
H63
I28
ISBN: 
9291902292
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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