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Trade, Education and Skills: A Theoretical Survey

  • Rossana Patrón

    (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

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    This paper reviews the literature that relates trade, education and skills formation,intending to provide a theoretical background to policy discussions in education matters. The paper is organised as follows. Section 1 summarises the literature on education and human capital in trade models. Section 2 focuses on education as an investment and the process of human capital accumulation. Section 3 deals with the returns to education. Section 4 analyses the economic literature on the education production function and on issues of effectiveness, efficiency and quality. Section 5 discusses the public provision of education. Section 6 presents some concluding remarks.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 1006.

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    Length: 59 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:1006
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