Schooling , cognitive skills , and the Latin American growth puzzle

  title={Schooling , cognitive skills , and the Latin American growth puzzle},
  author={Eric A. Hanushek},
Economic development in Latin America has trailed most other world regions over the past four decades despite its relatively high initial development and school attainment levels. This puzzle can be resolved by considering the actual learning as expressed in tests of cognitive skills, on which Latin American countries consistently perform at the bottom. In growth models estimated across world regions, these low levels of cognitive skills can account for the poor growth performance of Latin… CONTINUE READING

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