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The Efficient Use of Time in Education

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  • Benoit Millot
  • Julia Lane

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The attempt to include the time variable in a production function of education is often plagued by the lack of attention paid to the different dimensions of time (such as amount, dispersion and intensity). This study investigates the importance of time in contributing to the efficiency of the educational process by developing a typology for the addition of the time variable in the production of education. The study includes a literature review on the subject, outlines the conceptual frameworks surrounding time and education, and then draws on international evidence, with new evidence drawn from a survey of Middle East/North African Countries.The study suggests that time remains a critical factor in the educational process, and more accurate measures of time input could help policymakers improve educational legislation.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Education Economics.

Volume (Year): 10 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 209-228

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Handle: RePEc:taf:edecon:v:10:y:2002:i:2:p:209-228

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  1. Operations Evaluation Department, 2004. "Books, Buildings, and Learning Outcomes : An Impact Evaluation of World Bank Support to Basic Education in Ghana," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 14901, January.

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