A series of concise, introductory texts dealing with development issues designed for use in courses in colleges and universities in the developed and developing world. They should also be useful for sixth-form and undergraduate students, teachers and general readers in the developed world, international aid agencies, development organisations and charities. This text links issues in geography, education and development studies. The rapid expansion in educational enrolment in the third world over the last 40 years is examined; the effects of this expansion, how and why it has occurred, are also considered. Features - Examines how public and private demand for schooling has affected the geography of provision at global, national and local levels. Studies the economic impact of education on agriculture and urban employment. On a social scale the influence of education on fertility, mortality and migration are considered. Concludes with a overview of the effects on the individual and how, for many, education has failed to provide the social mobility sought. W T S Gould is Reader in the Department of Geography at the University of Liverpool.
He has acted as consultant on educational planning and population topics for the World Bank, UNESCO and the British Overseas Development Agency.