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  • Gender, Human Capital and Growth: Evidence from Six Latin American Countries
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  • Donald J. Robbins
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  • This Technical Paper reports on a body of research conducted for the OECD Development Centre by Donald J. Robbins. It examines the patterns and determinants of rapidly rising educational attainment in six Latin American countries — Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Uruguay — all of which illustrate the sweeping transformations in growth, demographics and education now occurring in much of the world. It finds that rising per capita output, through a mechanism which induces women to join the labour force and interacts with falling family size, acts as the key factor leading to mounting educational achievement. This in fact highlights the role of women in basic household microeconomic decisions with powerful economic and social effects — decisions about female labour-force participation and family shifts from notions of “quantity” (large families) to those of “quality” (fewer children, with more investment in health and education). It carries important implications ... Ce document fait la synthèse des recherches menées par Donald J. Robbins à la demande du Centre de Développement. Il examine la structure et les déterminants des progrès rapides obtenus en matière d’éducation dans six pays latino-américains (Argentine, Chili, Colombie, Costa Rica, Mexique et Uruguay). Tous illustrent les bouleversements radicaux que connaissent actuellement la croissance, la démographie et l’enseignement dans la plupart des pays de la planète. Selon l’auteur, la hausse de la production par habitant, via les incitations pour les femmes à entrer sur le marché du travail et la diminution consécutive de la taille des familles, est l’un des facteurs clés de l’amélioration du niveau d’éducation. Ces constatations mettent en exergue le rôle joué par les femmes dans les décisions microéconomiques quotidiennes des ménages, et l’importance de leurs conséquences économiques et sociales. C’est le cas par exemple des décisions concernant la participation au marché du travail et ...
  • RePEc:oec:devaaa:151-en
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