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Higher Education in Latin America
Donald R Winkler
Price: $ 22

World Bank Discussion Paper 77S. Spanish edition "La Educación Superior en América Latina: Cuestiones Sobre Eficiencia y Equidad").

Enrollment in Latin American universities has increased tenfold since 1960, while public financing for higher education has declined. Tight fiscal constraints prevent increases in university budgets. Governments and universities therefore must allocate resources more efficiently.

The author analyzes the quality of universities in Latin America, the funding mechanisms for higher education, and the reasons why administrators have not been motivated to improve the quality of their institutions. He describes the growth in private universities and shows why governments should adopt policies to promote and expand these institutions.

The report
-Looks at resource allocation for higher education from the perspective of both the government and the university
-Compares the economic efficiency of Latin American universities wtih those of Europe and North America.
-Analyzes how the governing structure of Latin American universities can lead to misallocation of resources.

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