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The Effect of an Economic Crisis on Educational Outcomes: An Economic Framework and Review of the Evidence

Shafiq, M Najeeb (2010) The Effect of an Economic Crisis on Educational Outcomes: An Economic Framework and Review of the Evidence. Current Issues in Comparative Education, 12 (2). 5 - 13. ISSN 1523-1615

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This article first provides an economic framework for understanding how an economic crisis affects children's educational outcomes; this framework shows that there are both negative (harmful) effects and positive (beneficial) effects on educational outcomes. A review of the empirical evidence suggests that the negative effects are typically stronger, and that national educational outcomes deteriorate during a crisis. Finally, a review of the interventions indicates that fee reduction, conditional cash transfers, media campaigns, and block grants help moderate the effects of an economic crisis on children's educational outcomes.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Shafiq, M Najeebmnshafiq@pitt.eduMNSHAFIQ0000-0001-5634-0547
Date: 2010
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Current Issues in Comparative Education
Volume: 12
Number: 2
Publisher: Teachers College, Columbia University
Page Range: 5 - 13
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Economics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1523-1615
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Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 15:37
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2022 14:18


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