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We first examine differences in skills. complex approaches to benchmarking are presented in later chapters in the report. Since there is no perfect measure of skills, we consider three components. We start off with a discussion of the stock of The sample in the regressions in this chapter educational attainment of the adult population in Latin includes all of the countries in the world for which data America. We then consider theflow of skilled workers in the are available. Regressions are generally weighted by pop- region, as given by current enrollment at various levels in ulation or GDP, as detailed in the notes at the foot of the education system.

Import to have access to foreign technologies from the "leader" coun- penetration is particularly low in two of the largest Latin tries. In the second part of this section we focus on domestic spending on R&D by the public and private sectors, American economies-Argentina and Brazil. Larger economies generally have lower rates of import penetration, and it is which is necessary for the absorption and adaptation of for- conceivable that Latin America's lower import penetration eign technologies, as well as for the creation of new tech- is driven by the relatively large size of some economies.

As we discuss in chapter 4, Latin Because net secondary enrollment rates are a measure of the American countries have problems with both progression fraction of children of secondary-school age who are in sec- wsthmn primary school and continuation of primary school ondary school, countries with high rates of repetition or late graduates on to secondary school. entry intoprzmary school will generally tend to have low net enrollment rates in secondary school. A comparison of the net Large Deficits in Tertiary Enrollment enrollment rates with the gross secondary enrollment rate, In addition to the deficit in secondary enrollment, many given by the fraction of children of secondary-school age who Latin American countries also have relatively low enrollment are enrolled in school, regardless of the school level they rates at the tertiary level.

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