The funding and efficiency of higher education in Croatia and Slovenia: a non-parametric comparison
AbstractThe paper applies a non-parametric approach, i.e. data envelopment analysis (DEA), to assess the relative technical efficiency of higher education across countries, with a particular focus on Croatia and Slovenia. When estimating the efficiency frontier we focus on measures of quantities outputs/outcomes. The results show that the relatively high public expenditure per student in Croatia could have resulted in a relatively better performance regarding the outputs/outcomes, i.e. a higher rate of higher education school enrolment, a greater rate of labor force with a higher education and a lower rate of the unemployed who have a tertiary education. On the other hand, regardless of the input-output/outcome mix, the higher education system in Slovenia is shown to have a much higher level of efficiency compared to both Croatia and many other comparable EU and OECD countries.
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Date of creation: 10 Jan 2011
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higher education; funding; efficiency; DEA; Croatia; Slovenia; EU; OECD;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-06-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2011-06-18 (Education)
- NEP-EFF-2011-06-18 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-LAB-2011-06-18 (Labour Economics)
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