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Benefit Incidence of Public Spending on Education in the Philippines

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  • Manasan, Rosario G.
  • Cuenca, Janet S.
  • Villanueva-Ruiz, Eden C.
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    Government 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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    Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2008-08.

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    Length: 42
    Date of creation: 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2008-08

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    Keywords: targeting; education; poverty reduction; benefit incidence analysis; Gini coefficient; concentration coefficient; concentration curve;

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    1. David Coady & Margaret Grosh & John Hoddinott, 2004. "Targeting of Transfers in Developing Countries : Review of Lessons and Experience," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 14902, August.
    2. Erwin Tiongson & Hamid Reza Davoodi & Sawitree S. Asawanuchit, 2003. "How Useful Are Benefit Incidence Analyses of Public Education and Health Spending," IMF Working Papers 03/227, International Monetary Fund.
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    Cited by:
    1. Zahid Asghar & Mudassar Zahra, 2012. "A Benefit Incidence Analysisof Public Spending on Education in PakistanUsing PSLM Data," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 17(2), pages 111-136, July-Dec.
    2. Janet S. Cuenca, 2008. "Benefit Incidence Analysis of Public Spending on Education in the Philippines : A Methodological Note," Development Economics Working Papers 22627, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.

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