Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Policy Reforms and Financing of Elementary Education in India: A Study of the Quality of Service and Outcome

Contents:

Author Info

  • Pradhan, Basanta K.
  • Singh, Shalabh Kumar
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    Even as a case can be made out for public spending on elementary education, its link with enrolment rates does not appear strong. However, once efficiency and demand-side factors are accounted for, public spending is seen to make an impact on the rate of enrolment and quality of education as measured by teacher-pupil ratio. Teacher-pupil ratio and the number of schools, in turn, are seen to have a stronger impact on the rate of enrolment in efficient states. Literacy rates as well as state domestic product were seen to have a positive influence on education. The share of public expenditure on elementary education in GDP peaked in 1990-91 but never achieved the targeted level of 6 per cent of GDP. The reforms brought a break in the growth rate of public expenditure on elementary education, from which not all the states could recover even over an extended period of time.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.ncaer.org/Downloads/WorkingPapers/wp93.pdf
    Our checks indicate that this address may not be valid because: 404 Not Found. If this is indeed the case, please notify (B.B. Chand)
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by National Council of Applied Economic Research in its series Working Papers with number 93.

    as in new window
    Length: 46 pages
    Date of creation:
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:nca:ncaerw:93

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Parisila Bhawan - 11 Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi 110002
    Phone: (91-11) 331-7860
    Fax: (91-11) 332-7164
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.ncaer.org/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Education;

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Taylor, Lance, 1993. "The rocky road to reform: Trade, industrial, financial, and agricultural strategies," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 21(4), pages 577-590, April.
    2. Sahn, David E., 1992. "Public expenditures in sub-Saharan Africa during a period of economic reforms," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 20(5), pages 673-693, May.
    3. Lau, Lawrence J. & Jamison, Dean T. & Liu, Shu-Cheng & Rivkin, Steven, 1993. "Education and economic growth Some cross-sectional evidence from Brazil," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 45-70, June.
    4. Benedict J. Clements, 1999. "The Efficiency of Education Expenditure in Portugal," IMF Working Papers 99/179, International Monetary Fund.
    5. Gabriela Inchauste, 2000. "Educational Choices and Educational Constraints," IMF Working Papers 00/42, International Monetary Fund.
    6. Lorraine Dearden & Javier Ferri & Costas Meghir, 1998. "The effect of school quality on educational attainment and wages," IFS Working Papers W98/03, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:nca:ncaerw:93. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (B.B. Chand) The email address of this maintainer does not seem to be valid anymore. Please ask B.B. Chand to update the entry or send us the correct address.

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.