Recent research on skills, education and labor market outcomes discussed at the University of Maryland provides evidence that investment in human capital is multidimensional, malleable and has an effect on future wages. It also shows that investment needs to be done right.
In the second workshop of Surveys and Impact Assessment we had a session with three studies on incentives for teachers and schools. Results vary and depend on incentives design and context.
In Mexico, over 95% of elementary schools receive annual report cards. Will comparing each school with peers – as opposed to national or regional averages –affect the school´s performance?
Three words. Students, schools, system. In order to improve quality in education you have to know who the students are, you have to understand that one size does not fill all and the need to look at specific unmet school needs, and you need to understand your school system and its incentives
The first impact evaluation in education workshop was held in Mexico. Here are some of its results.