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EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND SPATIAL CONVERGENCE IN PERU

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Author(s): Maribel ELIAS | Sergio J. REY

Journal: Région et Développement
ISSN 1267-5059

Volume: 33;
Start page: 107;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: SPATIAL CONVERGENCE; EDUCATION; PERU

ABSTRACT
While an enormous and growing literature exists on the topic of re-gional income convergence, other aspects of socioeconomic well-being and development have attracted much less attention. Social indicators are a valuable complement to economic indicators when analyzing spatial patterns in a given geographic region, and can often yield a more comprehensive view about re-gional socioeconomic behavior. In poorer nations dominated by many low in-come areas that exhibit similar economic performance, social indicators may reveal further insight into the differences among regions. This paper explores the issue of educational convergence in Peru over the period 1993 to 2005. Using both exploratory spatial data analysis and spatial econometrics, the study is conducted at province level in order to uncover potential spatial patterns that help explain variation in educational performance over time, among regions, and across different terrain.
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