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Productivity in Australian Education between 1986/87 and 1993/94

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  • George Verikios

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This paper attempts to estimate the change in total factor productivity (TFP) in total education services provided in Australia, between 1986/87 and 1993/94. A simple model is developed and calibrated using Australian data. TFP is estimated to have fallen by between 16 and 26 per cent depending on what is assumed about the behaviour of average quality over this period.

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Paper provided by Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre in its series Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers with number g-123.

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Date of creation: Nov 1997
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Publication status: Published in Economic Papers, vol. 19, iss. 3, 2000, pp. 28-39.
Handle: RePEc:cop:wpaper:g-123

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Keywords: education services; productivity; real output measures for education;

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  1. George Verikios, 1997. "Re-Estimating Real Output for Service Industries in Australia," Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers g-124, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre.
  2. Bonesronning, Hans & Rattso, Jorn, 1994. "Efficiency variation among the Norwegian High Schools: Consequences of equalization policy," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 289-304.
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