Benefit Incidence of Public Spending on Education in the Philippines
AbstractGovernment education spending is expected to improve the well-being of beneficiaries and enhance their capability to earn income in the future. In this sense, directing education expenditures to the poor holds a promise for breaking the intergenerational transmission of poverty. Given this perspective, the paper addresses the question: to what extent has the poor benefited from government spending on education? In particular, it uses benefit incidence analysis to evaluate whether expenditures on education had redistributive impact.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2008-08.
Date of creation: 2008
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targeting; education; poverty reduction; benefit incidence analysis; Gini coefficient; concentration coefficient; concentration curve;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-05-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2008-05-17 (Development)
- NEP-EDU-2008-05-17 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2008-05-17 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
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