The Resource At a crossroads : higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean, María Marta Ferreyra, Ciro Avitabile, Javier Botero Álvarez, Francisco Haimovich Paz, and Sergio Urzúa

At a crossroads : higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean, María Marta Ferreyra, Ciro Avitabile, Javier Botero Álvarez, Francisco Haimovich Paz, and Sergio Urzúa

Label
At a crossroads : higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Title
At a crossroads
Title remainder
higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Statement of responsibility
María Marta Ferreyra, Ciro Avitabile, Javier Botero Álvarez, Francisco Haimovich Paz, and Sergio Urzúa
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean has expanded dramatically in the past 15 years, as the average gross enrollment rate has more than doubled, and many new institutions and programs have been opened. Although higher education access has become more equitable, and higher education supply has become more varied, many of the 'new' students in the system are, on average, less academically ready than are their more advantaged counterparts. Furthermore, only half of higher education students, on average, complete their degree, and labor market returns to higher education vary greatly across institutions and programs. Thus, higher education is at a crossroads today. Given the region's urgency to raise productivity in a low-growth, fiscally constrained environment, going past this crossroads requires the formation of skilled human capital fast and efficiently. This publication contributes to the discussion by studying quality, variety, and equity of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean. The book presents comprehensive evidence on the recent higher education expansion and evolution of higher education labor market returns. Using novel data and state-of-the-art methods, it studies demand and supply drivers of the recent expansion. It investigates the behavior of institutions and students and explores the unintended consequences of large-scale higher education policies. Framing the analysis are the singular characteristics of the higher education market and the market segmentation induced by the variety of students and institutions in the system. At this crossroads, a role emerges for incentives, information, accountability, and choice
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
378.8
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LA543
LC item number
.A833 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Directions in development - Human development
Label
At a crossroads : higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean, María Marta Ferreyra, Ciro Avitabile, Javier Botero Álvarez, Francisco Haimovich Paz, and Sergio Urzúa
Publication
Copyright
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- About the Authors -- Abbreviations -- Overview. Students, Institutions, and the Policy Maker; Some Stylized Facts; Lessons Learned; Some Policy Considerations; Structure of the Report; Notes; References -- Introduction -- The Rapid Expansion of Higher Education in the New Century. Abstract; Introduction; Trends in the Share of Skilled Labor Force, Higher Education Enrollment, and Completion Rates; "New" Students in the Higher Education System; Spending in Higher EducationPrivate Returns to Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean; Social Returns and Costs of Higher Education; Intergenerational Spillover of Higher Education; Short Window of Opportunity; Annex 1A: Higher Education Enrollment Expansion and GDP Growth; Annex 1B: Net Enrollment Rate, circa 2000 and 2013; Annex 1C: Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills, by Level of Education; Annex 1D: Role of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills in the Higher Education Premium; Annex 1E: Wage Dispersion, by Education Level, circa 2014; Annex 1F: Trust, by Education Level; Annex 1G: Political Participation, by Education Level; Notes; References
  • Equity, Quality, and Variety of Higher Education. Abstract; Introduction; Equity; Quality; Variety; Annex 2A: Decomposing Access Gaps to Education; Annex 2B: Measuring Inequality in Access to Higher Education with the Gini Coefficient; Annex 2C: Estimating the Redistributive Effect of Public Spending in Higher Education; Annex 2D: Change in Graduate Field Shares, Selected Latin American and Caribbean Countries circa 2000-13; Notes; References -- The Economic Impact of Higher Education. Abstract; Introduction; Economic Impact of Higher Education; Tuition and Opportunity Costs and the Impact of Higher Education on Lifetime Earnings; Implications for Financing Higher Education in Latin America; Conclusions; Annex 3A: Methodology; Annex 3B: Mincer and Employment Regressions in Chile; Annex 3C: Missing Data Estimation; Notes; References -- The Demand Side of the Higher Education Expansion. Abstract; Introduction; Variety of Admission and Funding Mechanisms in the Region; Role of Recent Access-Expanding Policies; Increased Access for Whom, and to What?; Unintended Effects of Demand-Related Policy InterventionsConclusions; Annex 4A: Admission Mechanisms in Latin America and the Caribbean; Annex 4B: Student Funding Mechanisms in Latin America and the Caribbean; Annex 4C: Higher Education and Labor Market Statistics for the United States, Brazil, and Colombia; Notes; References
  • The Supply Side of the Higher Education Expansion. Abstract; Introduction; Supply Expansion in the Region; Expansion Strategies and Student Sorting in Colombia; Expansion, "Business Stealing," and Ability Peer Effects in Chile; Students Loans and Supply Expansion in Chile; Conclusions; Annex 5A: Sources of Administrative Information about Number of HEIs, Programs and Enrollment; Annex 5B: HEIs in the University and Nonuniversity Sectors; Notes; reverefences -- The Current Landscape of Policies and Institutions for Higher Education. Abstract; Vision for higher education; System Steering through Regulatory Framework and Special Financing Mechanisms; Governance of the Higher Education System and Its Institutions; Recent reforms; Conclusions; Annex 6A: Participation in Survey among Higher Education Authorities, May and September 2015; Notes; References -- Going forward. Abstract; Introduction; Back to the drawing board; Trade-Offs between Higher Education Access and Completion; Role of Incentives, Competition, Monitoring, and Information; Higher Education and the Larger Context; Note; References -- Glossary
Control code
ocn988175350
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781464810152
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
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.b37019223
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988175350
  • pebc146481015X

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