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The Benefits and Costs of Alternative Strategies to Combat Illiteracy

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This paper reviews the stylized facts regarding the distribution of human capital investments and the returns to those investments in developing countries. It then examines recent evidence regarding which policies can induce increased human capital investments in the most efficient manner, using estimated benefits and costs as a guide.

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  • Orazem, Peter F., 2006. "The Benefits and Costs of Alternative Strategies to Combat Illiteracy," Working Papers 18218, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:genres:18218
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.18218
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