Efficiency potential and efficiency variation in Norwegian lower secondary schools
AbstractThe paper performs an efficiency analysis of the lower secondary school sector in Norway. The efficiency potential is calculated to 14 percent based on a DEA analysis with grades in core subjects (adjusted for student characteristics and family background) as outputs. The analysis of the determinants of efficiency indicates that a high level of municipal revenue, a high degree of party fragmentation, and a high share of socialists in the local council are associated with low educational efficiency. The negative effects of the share of socialists and party fragmentation seem to reflect both higher resource use and lower student performance.
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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 17 Nov 2005
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educational efficiency; DEA analysis; determinants of efficiency; political and budgetary institutions;
Other versions of this item:
- Lars-Erik Borge & Linn Renée Naper, 2006. "Efficiency Potential and Efficiency Variation in Norwegian Lower Secondary Schools," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 62(2), pages 221-249, June.
- Lars-Erik Borge & Linn Renée Naper, 2005. "Efficiency Potential and Efficiency Variation in Norwegian Lower Secondary Schools," CESifo Working Paper Series 1624, CESifo Group Munich.
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2005-12-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2005-12-01 (Education)
- NEP-EFF-2005-12-01 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-HRM-2005-12-01 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-URE-2005-12-01 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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