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Educational Alternatives and the Determination of Earnings in Brazilian Industry


Robert Verhine

The major objective of the study reported in this book was to determine the effects of alternative forms of education on the earnings distribution of factory workers employed in an industrializing area. The data were collected from life-history interviews conducted in northeastern Brazil and were analyzed using a variety of statistical approaches, including path-analytic techniques. The findings provide a basis for better understanding education/labor market relationships and for using education (both in-school and extra-school) as an effective instrument for individual and societal development.
Contents: Extra-school and nonformal education in Brazil - Theories of extra-school education and earnings - Extra-school education and job levels - Extra-school education and earnings - Extra-school education and human resource development.