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Unformatted text preview: Duflo (2001) Human Capital tion in schooling (assuming that the program had no other effect than to increase the quantity of education) range from 6.4% t0 9.1% Miguel-Kremer Randomise treatment over 75 schools – new WHO drug to control helminth infections – found big effects on school participation Translating these school participation effects into future wage gains we that program benefits exceed cost by more than ten times Limited effects on test-score performance or promotion rates End the lecture by considering (i) how limited resources represent a constraint to expanding access to basic health and education and how might this be overcome and (ii) whether actors aside from the state should be involved in expanding access to basic health and education limited solid theory or empirical evidence on either these issues but nonetheless worth aggregating these issues Constraints Lack of public finance – major constraint on extending the coverage of basic health and education Determination of policy: points to key problems with implementation – role of inequality and social capital Take-up of these services by households will also be in influenced factors such as the direct and indirect opportunity costs that potential users face, house-hold poverty, and the extent to which these services are valued within the household If access to these basic services is to be widened full account must be taken of financing and implementation constraints, the functioning of markets and institutions for proving these services, and the structure of incentives and preferences Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 142 ...
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