Is Education the Cure for Poverty?

Partly, but schools are just one factor among many

Nobody doubts that a better-educated workforce is more likely to enjoy higher earnings. But education by itself is a necessary insufficient antipoverty tool. Yes, poor people absolutely need more education and skill training, but they also need an economic context wherein they can realize the economic returns from their improved human capital. Over the past few decades, the set of institutions and norms that historically maintained the link between skills ... Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 1, 2008

Most excellently researched, and then astute assertions are made based upon the data, without overreaching. The article helps put the call for more education into a broader and nuanced context of reality.

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