First published in 1985. Increasing doubt is being shed on the proposition that higher levels of education in developing countries are an unmitigated good. Unemployment among school leavers and university graduates is now a major problem. Some people argue that what is needed is a reform of primary education and the changing of attitudes to work; but many of the measures adopted have failed to achieve these goals and have only worsened the problem by increasing costs, making curricula less flexible and by increasing ‘mis-education’. This book examines the problems and the measures adopted to alleviate them in four important developing countries. It provides many new research findings and much new thinking and concludes with suggestions for improving policies.
Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction Mauricio Leonor 2. Tanzania Mauricio Leonor 3. Egypt Karima Korayem, Abdel Aziz El-Koussy, Khairy Harby and Mauricio Leonor 4. The Philippines Edita A. Tan and Mauricio Leonor 5. Indonesia Ruth Daroesman 6. Summary, Lessons and Issues Mauricio Leonor; Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 1995, draw together research by leading academics in the area of employment and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine industrialisation, full employment, and unemployment and inequality from various perspectives. This set will be of particular interest to students of Economics and Business Studies.