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Performance Indicators for Public Spending Efficiency in Primary and Secondary Education

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  • Douglas Sutherland
  • Robert W.R. Price
  • Isabelle Joumard
  • Chantal Nicq

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This paper assesses the potential to raise public spending efficiency in the primary and secondary education sector. Resource availability per pupil has increased significantly over the past decade in a number of countries; often in attempting to exploit the link between educational attainment and growth. However, available evidence reveals only a weak correlation between increased resource availability and pupil performance. In order to draw cross-country comparisons... Indicateurs de performance de l'efficacité des dépenses publiques d'éducation dans l'enseignement primaire et secondaire Ce document évalue les possibilités d'accroître l'efficacité des dépenses publiques d'éducation dans l'enseignement primaire et secondaire. Les ressources disponibles par élève se sont accrues sensiblement au cours de la dernière décennie dans un certain nombre de pays, souvent dans l?espoir d'exploiter le lien entre niveau d'instruction et croissance. Pourtant les études disponibles ne révèlent qu'une faible corrélation entre la disponibilité croissante des ressources...

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Economics Department Working Papers with number 546.

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Date of creation: 27 Feb 2007
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Keywords: public spending; efficiency; nonparametric methods; data envelopment analysis; stochastic frontier analysis; education; dépenses publiques; éducation; méthodes non paramétriques; analyse par enveloppement des données; analyse de frontière stochastique; efficacité;

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