Enrollment and quality levels of Colombia’s public basic education: Has fiscal decentralization improved them?
AbstractThis paper provides empirical evidence of the impact of fiscal decentralization on Colombia’s public basic education. Based on the social and economic data available for 1,003 municipalities and 13,670 public schools, for the last decade, we confirmed that decentralization has had a positive and non-monotone effect on education enrollment. Likewise, our results suggest that it has had a positive impact on quality, once several variables, commonly used to explain performance differences, were controlled. Assuming that the effects of decentralization might have been uneven between regions and within them, we specified panel data and cross section econometric models for all municipalities as a whole, for size-based municipal categories, and for the towns which receive education funding directly from the central government or not.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Banco de la Republica de Colombia in its series Borradores de Economia with number 747.
Date of creation: Jan 2013
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Public Goods; Local Taxation; Intergovernmental Relations; Education Expenditures; Government Programs. Classification JEL: H41; H71; H77; I22; I38;
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- Ignacio Lozano & María Adelaida Martínez, 2013. "Enrollment and Quality Levels of Colombia's Public Basic Education: Has Fiscal Decentralization Improved Them?," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 010387, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
- H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
- H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
- I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-01-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2013-01-26 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LAM-2013-01-26 (Central & South America)
- NEP-PBE-2013-01-26 (Public Economics)
- NEP-URE-2013-01-26 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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