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The Telegraph: Covid school closures in poorer countries could 'affect this generation forever'

June 10, 2021

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"Schools in both Brazil and India have remained at least partially closed for much of the pandemic. 

Lee Crawfurd, an education expert at the Centre for Global Development, said the results showed the importance of in-person education.

'There’s something about being in school that is really valuable, even if the average kid may not learn that much. It’s one of the most robust findings in economics - there is a 10 per cent earnings bump for every year spent in school,' he said. 

His research, in countries including Pakistan and Sierra Leone, has also suggested an impact on academic performance from the closures. However, more positively, drop-out rates have remained low. 

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